gelatin silver print, 24.5 x 18.1 cm,
signed "Witold Romer / Polska," titled "Das Papier"
and artist’s Lviv address on the reverse
This is one of Romer’s most easily recognisable photographs. For many years, the artist was associated with the Książnica Atlas Publishing House, which had been founded by his father in Lviv and in which Witold headed the Photomechanics Department. This picture is likely to have been taken there.
Publications: Ignacy Płażewski, A Look Back into the Past of Polish Photography (Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1982), P. Nowak, J. Piwowarski, A. Zalewski, A. Żakowicz, Professor Witold Romer: Scientific and Artistic Activity (Dolnośląska Agencja jerG, 1998), Zbigniew Tomaszczuk, Image Hunters: Sketches from the History of Photography (Centrum Animacji Kultury, 1998), Aleksander Żakowicz, Old Lviv Photography 1839-1939 (Centrum Europy, 2004).
Another print of this photograph is owned by the National Museum in Wrocław.