Front / Recto
- Title Photogram (Fotogramm)
- Negative Date 1929
- Print Date 1929
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 7 x 9 3/8" (17.8 x 23.8 cm)Mount 8 7/8 × 12 1/16" (22.5 × 30.6 cm)
- Place Taken Paris
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1897.2001
Back / Verso
- Mount Type Mount (original)
- Marks and Inscriptions Inscribed in black ink on mount recto, bottom left: fotogramm. Signed in black ink on mount recto, bottom right: Andréas-Walser Paris. Inscribed in pencil on mount recto, right: 6 [circled]. Inscribed in pencil on mount verso, bottom right: P 8807050.
The artist, Paris; to the estate of Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, 1929–30 ; to Yves Gevaert, Brussels ; to Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, July 1988 ; purchased by Thomas Walther, September 1990 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Yves Gevaert, fax to Simon Bieling, June 23, 2005.
 Rudolf Kicken, conversation with Simon Bieling, Kicken Berlin, February 17, 2004.
 Ibid.; and Kicken archival no. P 8807050 on mount verso.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 15
- Format Metric
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- 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: S, Cl, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Verso: Al, Si, S, K, Ca, Ti, 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).
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