Front / Recto
- Title After the Jump from the series I Photograph Myself during a Parachute Jump (Ich fotografiere mich beim Absturz mit dem Fallschirm) (Nach dem Absprung)
- Negative Date 1931
- Print Date 1931
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 5 5/8 × 8 1/16" (14.3 × 20.5 cm)Sheet 7 1/16 × 9 5/8" (17.9 × 24.5 cm)
- Place Taken Berlin
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Thomas Walther
- MoMA Accession Number 1849.2001.14
Back / Verso
- Mount Type No mount
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed in pencil on sheet verso, top left: 115. Label [torn] affixed to sheet verso, center, with text printed in black ink: [text missing: Ich fotografiere mich beim Absturz mit] dem Fallschirm./[text missing: Der Fotograf springt mit d]em Fallschirm ab./[text missing] dem Absturz ./[text missing: Copyright by Fotoa]ktuell GmbH./[text missing: Berlin SW. 68, Mark]grafenstr. 87.
 "[text missing: I photograph myself during a] parachute [Text missing: jump.] [text missing: The photographer jumps] with a parachute. [text missing: After] the jump."
The artist, Berlin; to Vertrieb für Pressephotos (Christoph Netzle), Zurich, probably 1931 ; to Freudenberg GmbH (Hans Guggenbühl and Guido A. Pozzi), after 1930 and possibly in summer 1945 ; to Internationale Bilderagentur (Dr. Heinz Müller), Oberengstringen, Switzerland, 1945–47 ; to Dr. Roland Müller, Brugg, Switzerland, possibly February 1971 ; sold through Christie's New York (sale 8982, lot 272) to Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco, October 6, 1998 ; purchased by Thomas Walther, 1998 ; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 Roland Müller, e-mail to Simon Bieling, April 16, 2005.
 Ibid. This series was acquired in a lot comprising one to two hundred thousand photographs.
 MacGill/Walther 2001(4), p. 12; and Shapiro Gallery invoice no. 98-158, October 9, 1998. The series was purchased from Christie's by the gallery on behalf of Thomas Walther.
 Shapiro invoice.
- Format Metric
- Weight Single weight
- Thickness (mm) 0.18
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso negative
- Fiber Analysis Softwood bleached sulfite 28% Rag 65% Bast 7%
- 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: Al, S, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, Ba
- Verso: Al, Si, S, K, Ca, Zn, Sr, Ag, 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).
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