Inscribed recto, on mount, lower left, in graphite: "A. Kertész"; verso, on mount, lower right, in graphite: "1929"; stamped verso, on mount, upper right, in black ink: "JULIEN LEVY GALLERY, INC. / 15 EAST 57th STREET / NEW YORK CITY"; inscribed verso, on mount, upper center, in black ink: "5"; stamped verso, on mount, upper center, in black ink: "André Kertész / 75 Bould Montparnasse / Paris 6e"; verso, on mount, center, in blue ink: "REPRODUCTION RÉSERVÉE / EN CAS DE[?] REPRODUCTION / SIGNATURE EST OBLIGATOIRE"; inscribed verso, on mount, center, in black ink: "Clayton Leg Bates." verso, on mount, lower center in graphite: "2" [encircled]; verso, on mount, lower center, in red pencil: "168"
22.6 × 16.8 cm (image); 35 × 27.4 cm (mount)
Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Phillips, Sandra S., David Travis, and Weston J. Naef. 1985. “André Kertész: Of Paris and New York.” Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Metropolitan Museum of Art/Thames and Hudson. p. 174, cat. 86.
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Photographs from the Julien Levy Collection: Starting with Atget,” December 11, 1976–February 20, 1977; traveled to the International Center of Photography, New York, April 21-May 29, 1977; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, November 4-December 18 1977; Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 13-Ferbruary 26, 1978; Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois, March 16-April 30, 1978; and Cincinnati Art Museum, November 17-December 24, 1978. (David Travis)
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “André Kertész: Of Paris and New York,” May 10-July 14, 1985; traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, December 19, 1985-February 23, 1986. (David Travis, Sandra S Phillips, Weston J. Naef)
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “The Reckless Moment,” September 17-November 27, 1994. (Hart)
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “The Modern Series: Shatter Rupture Break,” February 15-May 3, 2015.