Front / Recto

  • Title Andor Weininger, Berlin
  • Negative Date 1930
  • Print Date 1955–86
  • Medium Gelatin silver print
  • Dimensions Image 8 1/16 x 6 7/16" (20.4 x 16.3 cm)
    Sheet 8 1/4 × 6 5/8" (21 × 16.9 cm)
  • Place Taken Berlin
  • Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
  • MoMA Accession Number 1809.2001
  • Copyright © Estate Walter Peterhans, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Back / Verso

  • Mount Type No mount
  • Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top center: A. Weininger, Berlin, 1930-/Photo: Peterhans. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, center: 22 [circled]. Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, bottom right: BE20.
  • Provenance The artist; to Andor Weininger (1899–1986); by inheritance to Weininger's wife, Eva Weininger (1903–2007), New York [1]; consigned to Prakapas Gallery, Bronxville, N.Y., September 23, 1995 [2]; purchased by Thomas Walther, October 23, 1995 [3]; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
    [1] Dorothy Augusta Prakapas, letter to Maria Morris Hambourg, October 2013; and Prakapas Gallery records.
    [2] MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 11; MacGill/Walther 2000(2), p. 55; Prakapas, letter to Hambourg; and Prakapas Gallery records.
    [3] Prakapas Gallery invoice, October 23, 1995.

Surface

  • Surface Sheen Semireflective
  • Techniques Enlargement
  • PTM
    View of the recto of the artwork made using reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) software, which exaggerates subtle surface details and renders the features of the artwork plainly visible. Department of Conservation, MoMA
  • Micro-raking
    Raking-light close-up image, as shot. Area of detail is 6.7 x 6.7 mm. Department of Conservation, MoMA
    Raking-light close-up image, processed. Processing included removal of color, equalization of the histogram, and sharpening, all designed to enhance visual comparison. Department of Conservation, MoMA

Paper Material

  • Format Unknown
  • Weight Double weight
  • Thickness (mm) 0.37
  • UV Fluorescence Recto positive
    Verso positive
  • Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 82%
    Hardwood bleached sulfite 18%
  • Material Techniques Developing-out paper
    Baryta-less paper
  • XRF

    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, Ca, Ti, Cr, Ag
    • Verso: Al, P, Ca, Ti, Cr

    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).

    Areas examined: Recto (Dmax: black; Dmin: green), Verso or Mount (blue), Background (red)
    Elements identified: Al, P, S, Ca, Ti, Cr, Ag
    Areas examined: Recto (Dmax: black; Dmin: green), Verso or Mount (blue), Background (red)
    Elements identified: Ag

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