1902 - 1980
'TEA FOR TWO', 1935
Vintage ferrotyped silver print. Signed and dated in pencil by Phyllis Umbehr with the artist's copyright stamp on the verso.
Image 23 x 23 cm (9 x 9 in.);
sheet 24.5 x 25 cm (9⅝x 9⅞in.)
This print is in overall good to very good condition. Printed on Agfa-Brovira paper. Upper edge of print taped to the back of mount window (preventing visibility of the upper edge and corners of print). One lower corner bumped with pinhole, the other soft with loss of emulsion; lifting of emulsion in certain areas along edges of print, all of which not affecting images. Some faint scratch lines, indentation marks and a couple of small handling marks and creases, only visible in raking light and as expected with ferrotyped print. Some white specks in the negative.
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Private collection, Germany
Bernhard Holeczek (ed.), UMBO. Photographien 1925-1933, Hannover, 1979, p. 22
Inka Schube, UMBO. FOTOGRAF., Sprengel Museum Hannover, 2019, p. 123