Artist El Lissitzky, Russian, 1890-1941
Title
  • Untitled ("Pelikan")
Date 1924
Medium gelatin silver print
Dimensions Image: 6 1/8 × 4 3/8 inches (15.6 × 11.1 cm)
Sheet: 6 3/4 × 4 7/8 inches (17.1 × 12.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mary Martin Semmes Fund
Accession Number F1986.45
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, inscribed, and dated, in pencil, verso: El Lissitzky | Plastiches Schaufenster Modell | Hannover 1924 | 33 x 47 cm
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, upper margin, left: Holzbranngebeizt [with arrow to upper edge of image area]
Inscribed, in pencil, upper margin, right: Leicht braunlichgrau [with arrow to top area of field]
Inscribed, in pencil, right margin: zinnoberroder Lack [with arrows to areas above and below "Pelikan" at right]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower margin, right: dunkelbalsblan Lack [with arrow to area right of "Pelikan"]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower margin, left: chromgelber Lack [with arrow to "Pelikan"]
Inscribed, in pencil, left margin, lower: Schwarzer Lack [with arrow to field around "Pelikan"]
Inscribed, in pencil, left margin, center: [illegible] [with area to circle above "Pelikan"] rot. | lack | am [illegible] | Raubegelb
Inscribed, in pencil, left margin, upper: Krater blauschwarzer Lack Spiegel [with arrow to center of circle]
(Prakapas Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)