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[View of Berlin from a Balloon]

Artist:
Robert Petschow (German, 1888–1945)
Date:
1926–1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
12.5 x 17.9 cm (4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.210
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 902
Inscription: Inscribed and signed in ink on print verso, CL to LR: "Ausschnitt aus dem Stadtzentrum, zeigt// die regelmössige Anlage der Höuserblocks// mit überall abgeschrnögten Strassenecken!// Trocknen aufgehöngte [words missing; last two words make no sense]// Petchow - Berlin"; inscribed in pencil on print verso C [sideways]; LR:"[part missing] ffest", "34"; marked in pencil on print verso, CL to LR:[arrow toward left side]; inscribed in pencil on print, verso, LL: "80.10.13.11"
Probably Petschow's estate; [Probably Egidio Marzona, Düsseldorf, Germany]; [Prakapas Gallery, Bronxville, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (November 1, 1980)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Reimagining Modernism: Photographs Rotation 7," July 18, 2016–November 21, 2016.

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