Front / Recto
- Title Géza Blattner
- Negative Date 1925
- Print Date 1925–35
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 3 1/16 × 3 1/4" (7.7 × 8.2 cm)
- Place Taken Paris
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1716.2001
- Copyright © Estate of André Kertész
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top: 1925. XI. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top right: 24 [circled]. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center: My friend/G. Blattner/A Kertész. Signed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: A Kertész. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom left: TW 840901.
The artist, New York. Deborah Stokes Hammer, New York ; to Allan Frumkin Gallery Photographs Inc. (Carol Ehlers), Chicago ; to Thomas Walther, September 1984 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Carol Ehlers, e-mail to Simon Bieling, April 19, 2005; and Ehlers, letter to Audrey Sands, October 18, 2013.
 Ehlers, e-mail to Bieling; and Ehlers, letter to Sands.
 Thomas Walther archival no.TW 840901 on sheet verso.
- Format Metric
- Weight Double weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.28
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Hardwood bleached sulfite 2% Softwood bleached sulfite 98% Softwood bleached sulfite
- 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, Cl, K, Ca, Fe, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Verso: Al, Si, P, S, 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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