Front / Recto
- Title Limbs and Shadow (Glieder und Schatten)
- Negative Date 1924
- Print Date 1924–26
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 11 1/4 × 8 3/4" (28.6 × 22.3 cm)
- Place Taken Dresden
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1735.2001
- Copyright © 2015 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top left: Glieder und Schatten-/Aktfoto. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center: 28.6 in hoch/1/1 around inscribed ↕. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center: 45 [circled]. Stamped in black ink on sheet verso, center: Prof. Edmund Kesting. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, right: [illegible]. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: TW 871103. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: Ch 7400.
The artist, Berlin; to the artist's estate (the artist's son, Konstantin Kesting), Birkenwerder, Germany . Sander Gallery (Gerd Sander), New York ; purchased by Thomas Walther, November 1987 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 7.
 Sander Gallery invoice no. 1187.7.GS, November 22, 1987.
 Ibid.; and Thomas Walther archival no. TW 871103 on sheet verso.
- Format Imperial
- Weight Single weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.19
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 49% Rag 37% Bast 14%
- 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, K, Ca, Cr, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba
- Verso: Al, S, K, Ca, Zn, Sr, 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).
Bifur 2, no. 8 (June 10, 1931): insert between pp. 128 and 129 (as Nudité).
Rome. Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Fotografica. 1932.