Details

Title

Place (Ort), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger (German, 1857–1920)

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

Accession #

1977.7 A

On View

Currently not on view

Like a set-up shot in a movie, this image anchors the beginning of the story in the real world: the location is a roller rink in modern Berlin, frequented by elegant ladies and gentlemen. Klinger inserts himself on the far left (with the dark beard) beside his painter friend Hermann Pell. Anecdotal details, such as a small dog and a woman who has fallen down, underscore the normality of this beginning.