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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Professor Vogel/1886, printed 1895/1896,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/205723 (accessed December 04, 2020).

 

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Professor Vogel
    1886, printed 1895/1896
    platinum print
    Key Set Number 2
    same negative

Remarks

A highly respected photographic chemist and professor of chemistry and metallurgy at the Königliche Technische Hochschule in Berlin, Hermann Wilhelm Vogel discovered how to make photographic plates sensitive to the full spectrum of light. Stieglitz, who was enrolled at the Technische Hochschule from 1882 to 1886, studied with Vogel whose lectures and publications challenged the young photographer to make some of his most accomplished early work and provided him with an excellent grounding in the chemistry, optics, and techniques of photography.

Other Collections

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

Location unknown [platinum]

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:

1891, New York, Fourth Annual Joint Exhibition (no. 308, as Prof. Vogel, platinotype, silver medal)
1891, Glasgow (no. 145, as Professor Vogel, platinotype)
1891, New York, Society of Amateur Photographers (no. 225, as Prof. Vogel, platinotype)
1892, Boston (no. 316, as Prof. Vogel)
1900, Newark, Ohio (no. 169, as Portrait of Professor V., 1886)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on interleaving tissue, lower right, in graphite: Prof. Vogel / 1886

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
2002
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
Bibliography
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 1.
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