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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


Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920


1880–81, published 1924


Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 A


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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.


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