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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/A Venetian Well/1894, printed 1895/1896,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed April 24, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    A Venetian Well
    1894, printed 1929/1934
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 159
    same negative


This photograph and Key Set number 159 are views of the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

Stieglitz Collections

A corresponding print was given to the following institution(s) by Alfred Stieglitz during his lifetime, or was received or acquired from the estate:

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, 83:0660:0034 [lantern slide] (inscribed: A Venetian Well. / 122)

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:

probably 1899, New York, Camera Club (no. 9, as A Venetian Well, 1894–1897, carbon enlargement)
1934, New York (no. 11, as A Venetian Well, 1894, or no. 22, as Venetian Well II, 1894, gelatin silver)

Lifetime Publications

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

Photograms of the Year (London, 1896): 45 (ill., A Venetian Well)

The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1897 (New York, 1896): 23 (ill., A Venetian Well)

W. I. Lincoln Adams, ed., Sunlight and Shadow (New York, 1897): 74 (ill., A Venetian Well)

Marmaduke Humphrey, “Triumphs in Amateur Photography,” Godey’s Magazine 135 (December 1897): 586 (ill., A Venetian Well)

F. Huber Hodge, “Amateur Photography,” The Home Magazine 11:2 (August 1898): 191 (ill., A Venetian Well)

The Photographic Times 31 (December 1899): opp. 545 (ill., A Venetian Well, photogravure)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on interleaving tissue, upper right, in graphite: A Venetian Well / 1894


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. 158.

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