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Inscription

all on mount: upper left verso, in graphite: Exhibition / 1921; left center verso, in graphite: The Last Joke -- / Bellagio 1887; by Georgia O'Keeffe, lower left verso, in graphite: 60A

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1888
See Greenough 2002, cat. 33, for a complete exhibition history of this image.
1958
Bry 1959, no. .
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 1.
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002-2003.
2014
A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014 - 2015, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1888
"Personal." Harper's Weekly 32 (28 April 1888): 229.
1888
The Amateur Photographer 7, special number (11 July 1888): frontispiece (ill., A Good Joke).
1888
The Amateur Photographer 8 (12 October 1888): 233.
1889
British Journal of Photography 36 (8 November 1889): 729.
1889
Photographische Mitteilungen 26 (September 1889): opp. 153 (ill., untitled).
1890
The Amateur Photographer 11 (21 March 1890): 199.
1890
The Amateur Photographer 11 (25 April 1890): 286.
1892
Cosmopolitan 12 (February 1892): 428.
1894
"Awards at Third Annual Exhibition at Toronto Canada." The American Amateur Photographer 6 (March 1894): 144.
1896
“Alfred Stieglitz and his Latest Work.” The Photographic Times 28: 4 (April 1896): 161-162 (ill. p. 162, A Good Joke).
1897
Humphrey, Marmaduke. “Triumphs in Amateur Photography.” Godey’s Magazine 135 (December 1897): 590 (ill., A Good Joke).
1901
Caffin, Charles H. "Photography as a Fine Art. II. -- Alfred Stieglitz and His Work." Everybody's Magazine 4 (1901): 369.
1908
Ernst, Agnes. "New School of the Camera." The Sun (26 April 1908): sec. 3, p. 3.
1911
Laurvik, J. Nilsen. "Alfred Stieglitz, Pictorial Photographer."International Studio 44 (August 1911): 24.
1944
Craven, Thomas. "Stieglitz -- Old Master of the Camera." Saturday Evening Post 216, no. 28 (8 January 1944): 30.
1947
Engelhard, Georgia. "Alfred Stieglitz: 'Father of Modern Photography.'" The Camera 69 (June 1947): 50 (ill., The Good Joke).
1983
Homer, William Innes. Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession. Boston, 1983:12 (ill., A Good Joke).