ATTRIBUTED TO IRENE BAYER | PANTOMIME TREPPENWITZ
ATTRIBUTED TO IRENE BAYER
Ferrotyped gelatin silver print, reproduction notations in grease pencil in the margin, credit and annotation 'T. Lux Feininger' in pencil and with a typed caption on the reverse, framed, a Ginny Williams Collection label on the reverse, 1927
9¾ by 7 in. (24.8 by 17.8 cm.)
This early ferrotyped print is in generally very good to excellent condition. As is typical with ferrotyped works, there are superficial hairline surface scratches and pitting overall. The following are in the margins: tack holes in each corner; occasional emulsion losses along the extreme edges and corners; black grease pencil numerical notations; and some soiling.
The reverse is soiled overall. There are 2 small hinge remnants in the upper corners. There is a label with a typed caption and date: 'Rehearsal of stage class on roof of Bauhaus building, Dessau, about 1926.' 'Lux Feininger', 'JB-56', and '3' are written in an unidentified modern hand in pencil.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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Collection of Joella Bayer, Herbert Bayer's widow
Christie's New York, 16 April 1991, Sale 7242, Lot 54
cf. Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, and Ise Gropius, Bauhaus: 1919-1928 (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938), p. 169
Fotografie am Bauhaus (Berlin: Bauhaus-Archiv, 1990), pl. 390
cf. Torsten Blume, Christian Hiller, and Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, eds., Human – Space – Machine. Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2014), p. 220