Front / Recto
- Title Mondrian
- Negative Date 1926
- Print Date 1926–c. 1928
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 4 5/16 × 3 1/8" (10.9 × 7.9 cm)Sheet 5 3/16 × 3 1/4" (13.2 × 8.2 cm)
- Place Taken Paris
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1720.2001
- Copyright © Estate of André Kertész
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Signed in pencil on sheet recto, bottom left: A Kertész. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, left: P. Mondrian 1926. Inscribed in pencil on sheet recto, bottom right: Paris. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: TW 770723.
The artist, Paris; to Michel Seuphor, Paris, c. 1928 ; to Galerie Wilde (Ann and Jürgen Wilde), Cologne, 1979–80 ; purchased by Thomas Walther, 1980 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 6; and Jürgen Wilde, letter to Simon Bieling, May 12, 2005.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 6; and Wilde, letter to Audrey Sands, October 1, 2013.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 6; and Wilde, letter to Sands.
- Format Metric
- Weight Double weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.30
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 90% Hardwood bleached sulfite 7% Rag 3%
- Material Techniques Developing-out paper Back printing Photographic postcard
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, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Verso: Al, Si, P, K, Ca, Fe, Zn, Sr, Ba, 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).
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