Front / Recto
- Title Léger Studio
- Negative Date 1927
- Print Date 1927–29
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 4 1/16 × 3 1/8" (10.3 × 7.9 cm)Sheet 4 1/8 × 3 3/16" (10.5 × 8.1 cm)
- Place Taken Paris
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1726.2001
- Copyright © Estate of André Kertész
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Signed in pencil on sheet verso, top: Leger Studio/A. Kertész/1927. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: TW 881202.
The artist, New York; purchased by Irene Borger, 1977 ; to Lawrence J. Borger (1915–2012), Bayside, N.Y. ; purchased by Thomas Walther, December 1988 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Lawrence J. Borger, telephone conversation with Simon Bieling, November 2006; and André Kertész, letter of authentication, October 11, 1977.
 MacGill/Walther 2000, p. 16.
 Borger bill of sale, December 21, 1988.
- Format Metric
- Weight Single weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.15
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 97% Hardwood bleached sulfite 1% Bast 1% Rag 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: S, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba
- Verso: Al, S, K, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, 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).
PM Gallery, New York. Andre Kertesz, an Exhibition of 60 Photographs. December 1937.
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