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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/On the Dykes/1894, printed 1895/1896,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed May 20, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
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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, 83:0660:0031 [lantern slide] (inscribed: On the Dykes, 1894 / Alfred Stieglitz, New York)

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:

1895, Brussels (as Sur les digues)
1895, London, R.P.S. (no. 297, as On the Dykes, photogravure)
1896, Paris (no. 573, as Sur les digues, photogravure)
1899, New York (no. 33, as On the Dykes, 1894, photogravure)

Lifetime Publications

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

The American Amateur Photographer 7:12 (December 1895): opp. 529 (ill., On the Dykes, photogravure)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on interleaving tissue, upper right, in graphite: On the Dykes.


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia

Exhibition History

Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984


Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 16.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 234.

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