Front / Recto
- Title Untitled (El Lissitzky Working on a Stage Design of Sergei Tretyakov's Play "I Want a Baby" in the Meyerhold Theater)
- Negative Date 1929
- Print Date 1929–39
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 3 1/4 × 5 1/16" (8.2 × 12.8 cm)
- Place Taken Moscow
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1765.2001
- Copyright © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
- Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: TW 831102.
Georgii Miller Collection, USSR ; to Galerie Natan Fedorowskij, Berlin, probably early 1980s ; to Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, probably early 1980s ; purchased by Thomas Walther, November 25, 1983 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Rudolf Kicken, conversation with Simon Bieling, Kicken Berlin, February 17, 2004.
 Ibid.; and Ina Schmidt-Runke (Kicken Berlin), e-mail to Maria Morris Hambourg, November 13, 2013.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 9; Kicken, conversation with Bieling; Schmidt-Runke, e-mail to Hambourg; and Galerie Rudolf Kicken invoice no. 225, November 25, 1983.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 9; and MacGill/Walther 2000(2), p. 36.
- Format Unknown
- Weight Double weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.34
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 95% Hardwood bleached sulfite 4% 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: P, S, Cl, Ca, Cr, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba
- Verso: Al, Ca, Cr, 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).