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

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

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 A

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 19 inches plate

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

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.

Credit

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

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