Front / Recto
- Title Still Life. Frames (Zátiší. Rámy)
- Negative Date 1924
- Print Date 1924–39
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 8 7/16 × 11 5/8" (21.5 × 29.5 cm)
- Place Taken Kolín
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Shirley C. Burden, by exchange
- MoMA Accession Number 1675.2001
- Copyright © 2015 Miloslava Rupešová
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount - evidence previous mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top left: 20 [circled]. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top left: 3.
The artist, Prague; by inheritance to the artist’s wife, Anna Funkova, Prague, 1945 ; to Wilhelm Schürmann, Cologne, 1975–77 ; purchased by Thomas Walther; purchased by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Wilhelm Schürmann, telephone conversation with Simon Bieling, April 1, 2005.
 Ibid.; and MacGill/Walther 2000, p. 10.
- Format Metric
- Weight Heavy weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.50
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 99% Softwood bleached sulfite 1%
- Material Techniques Developing-out paper Baryta-less paper
This work was determined to be a gelatin silver print via X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.
The following elements have been positively identified in the work, through XRF readings taken from its recto and verso (or from the mount, where the verso was not accessible):
- Recto: Al, Si, P, S, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Zn, Ag, I, Pb
- Verso: Al, Si, S, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Zn, Pb
The graphs below show XRF spectra for three areas on the print: two of the recto—from areas of maximum and minimum image density (Dmax and Dmin)—and one of the verso or mount. The background spectrum represents the contribution of the XRF instrument itself. The first graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the lower energy range (0 to 8 keV). The second graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the higher energy range (8 to 40 keV).
The Bridge of Allan and District Photographic Society, Stirling, Scotland. International Salon. 1931.
Toronto Camera Club. 40th Annual Exhibition. 1931.
Zaragoza, Spain. VIII. Salón Internacional (as Still-life). 1932.