Front / Recto
- Title Study (Estudio)
- Negative Date October 1932
- Print Date 1932–39
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 3 3/8 × 4 1/2" (8.5 × 11.4 cm)Sheet 3 1/2 × 4 11/16" (8.9 × 11.9 cm)
- Place Taken Berlin
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1662.2001
- Copyright © 2015 Galería Jorge Mara-La Ruche/ The Estate of Horacio Coppola
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Signed in pencil on sheet verso, center: Horacio Coppola/Berlin, Oktober 1932. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: TW 860403. Inscribed in black ink across entire sheet verso: [rectangle and diagonal line].
The artist; to Thomas Walther, probably April 1986 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 3; and Thomas Walther archival no. TW 860403 on sheet verso.
- Format Metric
- Weight Double weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.27
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 83% Hardwood bleached sulfite 14% Rag 2% Bast 1%
- Material Techniques Developing-out 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: P, S, Ca, Fe, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba
- Verso: Al, Si, 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).
“Exposición de fotografías de Horacio Coppola y Grete Stern.” La Prensa, October 6, 1935 (as Estudio).
Headquarters of Sur magazine, Buenos Aires. Exhibition of photographs by Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola. October 1935.