Front / Recto
- Title Portrait of Mme. R.
- Negative Date 1926
- Print Date 1926–35
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 8 7/16 x 5 1/16" (21.4 x 12.9 cm)Mount 10 x 6 3/4" (25.4 x 17.2 cm)
- Place Taken Paris
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1723.2001
- Copyright © Estate of André Kertész
Back / Verso
- Mount Type Mount (original)
- Marks and Inscriptions Signed in pencil on mount recto, bottom left: A Kertész. Inscribed in pencil on mount recto, bottom right: Paris. Inscribed in pencil on mount verso, center: Thomas Walther Collection.
The artist, New York ; purchased by Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, 1979 ; purchased by Thomas Walther, November 1979 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Thomas Walther, conversation with Simon Bieling, Berlin, February 2, 2006.
 MacGill/Walther 2000, p. 17; and Jane Corkin, telephone conversation with Maria Morris Hambourg, November 2013.
 Corkin, telephone conversation with Hambourg; and Jane Corkin Gallery invoice no. 161, November 8, 1979.
- Format Unknown
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso no data
- Fiber Analysis No fiber data available
- 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, Cl, Ca, Fe, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Mount: Al, Si, S, K, Ca, Fe, Zn, 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).
Invitation card, Photo- Kertész Exposition (Paris: Au Sacre du Printemps, 1927), recto (ill., Portrait de Mme. R.).
Galerie Au Sacre du Printemps, Paris. Photo-Kertész Exposition (on recto of invitation card, as Portrait de Mme. R.). March 12–22, 1927.
Galerie L'Epoque, Brussels (as Mme. R.). 1928.
Théâtre de la Comédie des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Salon de L'Escalier, Salon Indépendant de la Photographie. 1928.