Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Felix H. Man
Felix H. Man
Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome
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Felix H. Man

Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome, 1931 (Abzug 1934)


Blatt
19.7 x 25.5 cm
Passepartout
41.5 x 54.0 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.128
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Felix H. Man set out to reveal ‘the true face of the dictator’ Benito Mussolini, the Prime Minister of fascist Italy from 1922 to 1943. To this end, he travelled to Rome for the Münchner Illustrierte Presse in 1931. Having undergone a whole series of security checks, the photojournalist was finally allowed into Mussolini’s imposing office. To take this shot, he stood 25 metres from his subject—a distance that makes the Italian chief of state look tiny. Man accompanied Mussolini for an entire day: on his morning horseback ride, during his audiences, on an outing to the sea. In 1933, the dictator turned down his request for another session.

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Basic Information

Title
Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome
Photographer
Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
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Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Mussolini in his study; Palazzo Venezia, Roma; January 1931; Ermanox; Felix H. Man; Copyright; 1934 print
Bezeichnet verso unten links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: on loan only.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Gemeinsames Eigentum mit dem Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Estate of Felix H. Man
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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  • 41B21 open hearth, fire-place

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01.02.2023