Cup, Saucer and Plate, Hans Finsler
Hans Finsler
Cup, Saucer and Plate
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Hans Finsler

Cup, Saucer and Plate, 1931


Bild
16.4 x 22.9 cm
Blatt
17.0 x 23.6 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.89
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

White crockery on a black table is all the photo shows. Yet the clear composition is dynamic and full of tension – light versus dark, round versus angular, lines versus planes – with the focus on the cool elegance of the tableware. The service and the photograph were both commissioned works: Marguerite Friedländer designed the ‘Hermes service’ for an airport restaurant; Finsler shot the photo for advertising purposes. Perfectly in tune with New Objectivity, all that matters are the object, its material and its function.

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Title
Cup, Saucer and Plate
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Rückseitig mit Stempel „Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin“, Stempel „FOTO FINSLER / Kunstgewerbeschule Halle“ sowie Aufkleber mit Schreibmaschinenbeschriftung „Tasse und Teller zum Hotelservice / Modell: Marg. Friedlaender-Halle / 1930. / Ausführung: STAATLICHE PORZELLAN / MANUFAKTUR BERLIN“ sowie mit Bleistift von alter Hand „P M 155“.

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Stiftung Moritzburg, Halle (Saale), Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen Anhalt
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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14.10.2020