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lower left, in graphite: Hour of Prayer; lower right, in graphite: 1894 / Alfred Stieglitz; all on backing board: upper center on Alfred Steiglitz Collection label, in black ink: Alfred Stieglitz / Gravure (1894) Scurrying / Home / Made in 1894 in Katwyk, Holland. / Rec'd "Royal" Medal in London in / 1895. Shown all over the world. / Picked print. Shown at the / Stieglitz Exh. Photo-Secession / 1913; upper center: An American Place stamp; upper right: Philadephia Museum of Art label.

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1913
Stieglitz Exhibition, Photo-Secession Galleries, New York, 1913, no. 6.
1944
History of an American: "291" and After, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1944, no. 11.
1992
NGA Stieglitz 1992, no. 22.
Bibliography
1895
Fortieth Annual Exhibition Exh. cat, Royal Photographic Society (London, 1895), unpaginated.
1895
Photograms of the Year (London, 1895), 83 ("Scurrying Home").
1895
Pictorial Photographs: A Record of the Photographic Salon of 1895. London, 1895: unnumbered ("Scurrying Home").
1895
The Photographic Times 26 (August 1895), opp. 65 ("Going to Prayers").
1896
"Alfred Stieglitz and His Latest Work," The Photographic Times 28:4 (April 1896), 168 ("Scurrying Home").
1896
Franz Goerke, Nach der Natur. Berlin, 1896: pl. 30 ("Nach Hause").
1897
Godey's Magazine 135 (December 1897), 583 (Scurrying Home).
1897
Picturesque Bits of New York and Other Studies. New York, 1897: unnumbered ("Scurrying Home").
1898
Photographisches Centralblatt 4 (December 1898), between 442 and 443 ("Heimkehr").
1898
Statts-Zeitung 30 (January 1898), 17 (ill., "Auf Dem Heimwege").
1899
Camera Notes 3:2 (October 1899), opp. 72 ("Scurrying Home").
1899
Dreiser, Theodore. "A Master of Photography", Success Magazine 2. 10 June 1899: 471 ("Scurrying Home").
1899
"Photographs from the Camera Club Exhibition," New-York Tribune (14 May 1899), illustrated supplement, 10 ("Scurrying Home -- Katwyk Scene").
1900
Abbott, Henry G. "Pertinent Inquiries from Chicago," Photo Era 4:6 (June 1900): 177 ("Scurrying Home").
1900
Chicago Photographic Salon of 1900 Exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1900), unpaginated ("Scurrying Home").
1900
"Chicago's Coming Photographic Salon," The [Chicago] Sunday Times Herald (25 March 1900), section 4, 7 ("Going to Church").
1900
Photographische Rundschau 14:5 (May 1900), between 96 and 97 ("Scurrying Home").
1902
Caffin, Charles H. "The New Photography," Munsey's Magazine 27 (August 1902), 729 ("Scurrying Home").
1904
Sadakichi Hartmann, "The Photo-Secession. A New Pictorial Movement," The Craftsman 6:1 (April 1904), 31 ("Scurrying Homeward").
1910
Hartmann, Sadakichi. Landscape and Figure Composition. New York, 1910: 107, fig. 114 ("Scurrying Homeward").
1910
Sidney Allan [Sadakichi Hatmann], "Figure Composition," The Photographic Times 42 (March 1910), 99 ("Scurrying Homeward").
1946
"The Face of Alfred Stieglitz." Popular Photography 19 (September 1946), 120.
1947
Engelhard, Georgia. "Alfred Stieglitz: 'Father of Photography'." The Camera 69 (June 1947), 52.
2002
Greenough 2002, cat. 218.