The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 13, 2024

Woman with a Comb

Woman with a Comb

c. 1930
(German, 1890–1965)
Image: 23.6 x 18.6 cm (9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Paper: 25.6 x 19.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

An art historian and critic, Roh authored an influential early publication promoting new German photography, Foto-auge (Photo eye), which included this image. A number of modernists, including Roh, sometimes produced work tinged with Surrealism’s love of the odd and uncanny. Roh created the negative effect in Woman with a Comb by exposing a new frame of film to the original negative. This created a positive internegative that when printed, yielded a negative image.
  • October 12, 2000
    (Sotheby's, New York, NY, Oct. 12, 2000, no. 241, sold to David Raymond)
    2000-2007
    David Raymond [b.1979], New York, NY
    2007-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom E. Hinson, Ian Walker, and Lisa Kurzner. Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography : the David Raymond Collection in the Cleveland Museum of Art. 2014. Reproduced: p. 174, no. 125; reproduced and mentioned: p. 233.
    Schaffner, Ingrid, Julien Levy, and Colin Westerbeck. Accommodations of Desire: Surrealist Works on Paper Collected by Julien Levy. Pasadena, Calif: Curatorial Assistance, Inc, 2004. Reproduced: p. 77; mentioned p. 124.
  • Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 19, 2014-January 11, 2015).
    Accommodations of Desire: Surrealist Works on Paper Collected by Julien Levy. Palmer Museum of Art (September 14-December 5, 2004); McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, MA (January 16-March 27, 2005); Crocker Art Museum, Sacaramento, CA (July 9-September 11, 2005); Portland Museum of Art (January 1-March 19, 2006).
  • {{cite web|title=Woman with a Comb|url=false|author=Franz Roh|year=c. 1930|access-date=13 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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