Photo © Courtesy of Kicken Berlin
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2022.13
People
Elsa Thiemann, German (Torun, West Prussia (now Poland) 1910 - 1981 Hamburg, Germany)
Title
Black on White (Design for Wallpaper 'Ink Blot')
Other Titles
Title: Weiss auf Schwarz (Tapetenentwurf 'Tintenfecke')
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1930-1931
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/375081
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gelatin silver print (photogram)
Technique
Photogram
Dimensions
23.1 × 17.2 cm (9 1/8 × 6 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: on verso, in graphite:
    Nr. 39. Weiss auf Schwarz
  • estate stamp: on verso:
    NACHLASS ELSA THIEMANN/1910-1981
  • stamp: on verso:
    Honorar und Belege an/ELSA THIEMANN/BILDREPORTERIN/Bln.-Neukölln, Hertzbergstr. 7/8/Tel. 625311 - Psch-K. Bln.-West 33619
Provenance
The artist's estate, sold; through [Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, Lot #4355, June 10, 2020]; to [Kicken Berlin], sold; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2022.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Antonia Paepcke Dubrul Fund
Accession Year
2022
Object Number
2022.13
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2022 - 07/31/2022

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