Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Not on view
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was one of the first horror films and one of the first art films meant for a general audience. The radically Expressionist mise-en-scène–the film's most famous feature today–used flat sets set at sharp angles, painted with jagged shards of light and shade behind the actors. This still, one of a pair from Caligari in the Museum's collection, shows the somnambulist Cesare absconding with the heroine Jane.
Inscription: Blindstamped, recto TRC: "FILM PRÜF-STELLE BERLIN * ZUGELASSEN* [around eagle]"; Printed label on verso TC: "From the Collection // of // Ena Fieldes // PENGUIN PHOTO [double vertical line to the right] FILE____________ // P-L-E-A-S-E! CREDIT AS ABOVE [underlined] RETURN PRINT AFTER USE!"; typed on printed label: "Film / HORROR", "Scene from the German film-classic // "THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI" - // 1919. Directed by Robert Wiene. // Scene shows Conrad Veidt and // Lil Dagover"; stamped in ink, verso TC above label: "Caligari"; stamped in purple ink, verso C below label: "ATTENTION: // ORIGINAL: PLEASE RETURN AFTER USE"; blue pencil verso OA (printer's marks)
Penguin Photo; Ena Fielden; [Paul Katz, North Bennington, Vermont, February 14, 1988]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ""Our Future Is In The Air": Photographs from the 1910s," November 10, 2010–April 10, 2011.