Untitled (Self-portrait on the Phone), Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Untitled (Self-portrait on the Phone)
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Elisabeth Hase

Untitled (Self-portrait on the Phone), ca. 1930


Blatt
16.1 x 15.0 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.3589
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from private property
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

After studying at the Art School for Free and Applied Art in Frankfurt (present-day Städel School), Elisabeth Hase worked as an assistant to Paul Wolff. In 1932, she went into business for herself with a focus on press and advertising photography. She and her children often served as models in her photographs on different subjects. The young woman talking on the phone, for example, is Hase herself. The slight haziness conveys the fast pace of the new age, of which the young woman is self-confident protagonist. The Erich Norberg printing house in Worms purchased the photo for use in an advertisement communicating its address and—prominently—its telephone number.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Self-portrait on the Phone)
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: ( - stark verblasst - )
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich im Stempel: 27.18

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© The Estate of Elisabeth Hase, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from private property

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C613 portrait, self-portrait of photographer
  • 61BB2(HASE, Elisabeth)11(+51) historical person (HASE, Elisabeth) - BB - woman - historical person (HASE, Elisabeth) portrayed alone (+ head (HASE, Elisabeth) (HASE, Elisabeth))
  • 31A2211 face
  • 31A253 postures and gestures of arms and hands in relation to the head
  • 46E62 telephone
Secondary

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01.02.2023