Studio Ringl & Pit

(Germany, Established 1930)

Ellen Auerbach

American, born Germany (Karlsruhe, Germany, 1906 - 2004, New York City)

Grete Stern

German (Elberfeld [now Wuppertal], Germany, 1904 - 1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Pétrole Hahn

photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • Pétrole Hahn

    Studio Ringl & Pit, Ellen Auerbach, Grete Stern, Pétrole Hahn, 1931; gelatin silver print, 9 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (23.81 cm x 28.26 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Purchase; © Ringl & Pit, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

9 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (23.81 cm x 28.26 cm)
Acquired 1983
Collection SFMOMA
© Ringl & Pit, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery


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