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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/An Idyll/1887, printed 1895/1896,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed February 24, 2024).

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This photograph was made using an Aplanat 19-inch Durchm .5 lens and 1/5 second exposure (see Hermann Schnauss, Photographischer Zeitvertreib. Eine Zusammenstellung einfacher und leicht ausführbarer Beschäftigungen und Unterhaltungen mit Hilfe der Camera [Düsseldorf, 1890], 5).

Other Collections

A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):

Museum Ludwig, Cologne [albumen]

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, study collection [albumen]

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

1889, Berlin (no. 81.9, as Ochsen [stie.])
1893, Philadelphia (no. 525, as An Iydll)

Lifetime Publications

A reproduction of this work appeared in the following publication(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

Der Amateur-Photograph 2 (November 1888): opp. 161 (ill., Ochsengespann)

The Photographic Times 23 (21 July 1893): 386 (ill., An Idyll)

John Clarke, “Beginners’ Column,” The American Amateur Photographer 5:11 (November 1893): opp. 502 (ill., An Idyl)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on interleaving tissue, upper right, in graphite: An Idyll / 1887


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia

Exhibition History

Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, June 2–September 2, 2002; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 6, 2002–January 5, 2003


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 52.

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