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Portrait of Josef Sudek

Josef Ehm (Czechoslovakian, 1909–1989)


Image: 23.7 x 17.3 cm (9 5/16 x 6 13/16 in.) Sheet: 24 x 17.3 cm (9 7/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Photography




In pencil, u.l. in Czech
Verso, in pencil, u.r., dated 1955 or 1956
In blue ink and crossed out in pencil: 9
Ehm stamps, twice, in black ink, ctr: Fotografoval / Josef Ehm / 170 00 Praha 7 / U Smaltovny 20 E / Telefon 37 32 65
In blue ink, ctr: Fotograf Josef Sudek


After 1989, acquired by the Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago; 2007, passed by inheritance to the Baruch Foundation, Chicago; 2012, sold by the Baruch Foundation to the MFA. (Accession date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Phyllis Anina Moriarty