Portrait of Ms R., André Kertész
André Kertész
Portrait of Ms R.
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André Kertész

Portrait of Ms R., 1926


Darstellung
9.3 x 5.8 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.107
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Minuscule dimensions, but with great effect. The mysterious Mrs. R. exudes a strange mix of distance and intimacy, strength and fragility. Her heavy-lidded eyes are half closed and her melancholy gaze cuts straight through the onlooker. Kertész’s photographs are steeped in silent poetry. Like almost no other photographer, he succeeded in obtaining ever-new facets from reality. Kertész was already highly regarded in the 1920s by artists in his adoptive city of Paris.

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Title
Portrait of Ms R.
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet verso oben Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Druckschrift: CARTE POSTALE
Bezeichnet verso oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Druckschrift: Correspondance
Bezeichnet verso oben rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Druckschrift: Adresse
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Anna Marie Merkel Paris 1928

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Estate of André Kertész
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Last update

06.09.2021