Front / Recto
- Title Untitled
- Negative Date 1931
- Print Date 1932–33
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 6 3/4 × 9 5/16" (17.2 × 23.6 cm)Mount 9 7/8 × 11 1/16" (25.1 × 28.1 cm)
- Place Taken Slawno
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Horace W. Goldsmith Fund through Robert B. Menschel
- MoMA Accession Number 1688.2001
- Copyright © 2015 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Back / Verso
- Mount Type Mount (original)
- Marks and Inscriptions Stamped in black ink on mount verso, bottom right: R. HAUSMANN/APP. OPT./BLENDE FILT./sec./pan./fach vergr. Nr. [oriented upside down with respect to image]. Inscribed in pencil on mount verso, bottom left: TW 900605.
The artist, Berlin; given to the artist’s first wife, Elfriede Hausmann-Schaeffer, Berlin, 1933 ; to the artist’s daughter, Vera Hausmann, Berlin ; to Cornelia Frenkel, Freiburg, Germany ; purchased by Thomas Walther, June 1990 ; purchased by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(3), p. 8. The artist went into exile in Ibiza in 1933.
- Format Metric
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso no data
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 79% Hardwood bleached sulfite 6% Rag 13% Bast 2%
- Material Techniques Developing-out paper Back printing
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: P, S, Cl, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Mount: Al, Si, P, S, K, Ca, Fe, Zn, Sr, Ba
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).
Hausmann, Raoul. “Formdialektik der Fotografie.” a bis z 3, no. 24 (May 1932): 95 (as part of a spread entitled "Vier Fotos").
Ehemaliges Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin. Fotomontage (probably as part of a four-picture spread). Organized by the Staatliche Kunstbibliothek. April 24–May 31, 1931.