Front / Recto
- Title Ilse Langner
- Negative Date c. 1930
- Print Date 1932–33
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 8 7/8 × 6 1/2" (22.5 × 16.5 cm)Mount 16 1/8 x 12 9/16" (40.9 x 31.9 cm)
- Place Taken Berlin
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1709.2001
- Copyright © Lotte Jacobi Collection, University of New Hampshire
Back / Verso
- Mount Type Mount (original)
Marks and Inscriptions
Signed in pencil on mount recto, bottom right: Jacobi. Inscribed in pencil on mount verso, top left: Selbstbildnis Lotte Jacobi/stammt etwa von 1930/—nach eigener Aussage . Stamped in black ink on mount verso, center: foto-jacobi/berlin w 15/kurfürstendamm 216/fernsprecher bismarck 5215. "Self-portrait of Lotte Jacobi dating from roughly 1930—according to her own testimony."
The artist; to a private collection, Berlin ; sold through Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin (sale 66, lot 1217), to Thomas Walther, November 27, 1998 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 6.
 Ibid.; and Villa Grisebach invoice no. 66–69, December 1, 1998.
- Format Unknown
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso no data
- Fiber Analysis No fiber data available
- 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, K, Ca, Cr, Fe, Zn, Rb, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Verso: Al, Si, S, K, Ca, Fe, Rb, 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).
- Cultural Hubs Berlin