Travel and Sailor suit, Yva
Yva
Travel and Sailor suit
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Yva

Travel and Sailor suit, ca. 1932


Darstellung
23.1 x 16.6 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.3593
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

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About the Work

An elegantly dressed young woman lounges on a white block as if on the gunwale of a boat. With her right hand she braces herself on a wooden pole suggestive of a railing. Using a minimum of everyday props, the photographer Yva created a holiday atmosphere in her studio. The model is staged from the side in such a way as to enhance the outfit to best effect. The hazy triangular forms in the background are reminiscent of pennants. This photograph was taken on commission from the Berlin School of Textile and Fashion Design and distributed as an advertising image by the Schostal agency, which supplied numerous magazine publishers with pictorial material. Following the National Socialist accession to power in 1933, Yva was required to apply for membership in the Reich Press Chamber in order to continue her work as a commercial photographer. On account of her Jewish descent, however, her application was rejected. Her working conditions were severely limited as a result. Under the increasing threat of the destruction of her livelihood, she saw no alternative but to turn the administration of her studio over to her friend, the art historian Charlotte Weidler. In 1938, Yva was prohibited from practising her profession altogether. She gave up her studio and tried to eke out a living as a radiographer in the Jewish Hospital of Berlin. In 1942 she was arrested, deported, and murdered in the Sobibor extermination camp.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Travel and Sailor suit
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso oben rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: b
Bezeichnet verso oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 20025
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Agenturetikett: AG. SCHOSTAL; Yva (SCHOSTAL)
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich im Agenturetikett: Y60352
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Modell: Textil- und Modeschule der; Stadt Berlin
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Reise- und Segelanzug; Hose aus dunkelblauen Wollstoff; u. Weste aus weissem Piquée
Bezeichnet verso unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 3; St.F. 3593

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Werner Wirthle bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB11 anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D15(+3) adult woman (+ sideview, profile)
  • 31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA2352 sitting on an elevation - AA - female human figure
  • 41D121 model, mannequin
  • 41D fashion, clothing
Secondary

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Last update

06.09.2021