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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Stones of Venice, Chioggia/1887, printed 1916,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed January 21, 2022).

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For information about Stieglitz's trip to Chioggia, see Key Set number 39.

Stieglitz submitted this view of the Ponte Vigo to The Amateur Photographer’s “Travelling Studentship Competition,” as Stones of Venice (see The Amateur Photographer 12 [18 July 1890], 41).

This photograph and Key Set number 41 were made from the same negative, which Stieglitz produced with a Steinheil Rapid Rectalinear 19-inch lens and a Vogel-Obernetter plate. The negative was developed using oxalate, pyrosoda, hydroquinone, and eikonogen (see exh. cats., Society of Amateur Photographers, New York, 1891, and Fourth Annual Joint Exhibition, New York, 1891).

Other Collections

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

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1995-2-7 [lantern slide]

Location unknown

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. 312, as Stones of Venice)
1891, New York, Society of Amateur Photographers (no. 228, as Stones of Venice)
1892, Boston (no. 315, as Stones of Venice)
1899, New York (no. 18, as Stones of Venice, 1887–1899, platinum direct)
1934, New York (no. 2, as Chioggia, 1887, gelatin silver)

Lifetime Publications

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

“Some Examples of the Work of Alfred Stieglitz, Amateur Photographer,” Frank Leslie’s Weekly 74 (3 March 1892): 76 (ill., Stones of Venice)

Marmaduke Humphrey, “Triumphs in Amateur Photography,” Godey’s Magazine 135 (December 1897): 591 (ill., Stones of Venice)

Camera Notes 2:1 (July 1898): 12 (ill., untitled)

F. Schiffner, “Zur Geschichte der Künstlerischen Photographie,” Photographisches Centralblatt 4 (December 1898): 439 (ill., untitled)


by Alfred Stiegltiz, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Stones of Venice (Chioggia) / 1894 / Print 1916 / Good Print

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 60 C / 60 C


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 40.
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