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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/A Decorative Panel/1894,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35252 (accessed April 26, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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    1894, printed 1929/1934
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Remarks

In September 1894 Stieglitz wrote: “The Ross-Zeiss lens attached to the large camera I use does excellent work; for example, on a rainy day using stop f/12 on a Lumière plate I took a picture in 1/5 of a second of some black goats distant from the camera, 15 feet, which developed, fully exposed” (The American Amateur Photographer 6 [September 1894], 432).

In the 1895 London Photographic Salon, Stieglitz exhibited a photograph titled Along the Seine, which was praised by George Davison for its “decorative effect” (see The American Amateur Photographer 7 [November 1895], 491). The title A Decorative Panel may derive from this description.

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, London, Salon (no. 308, as Along the Seine)
1896, London, R.P.S. (no. 217, as A Decorative Panel, carbon, royal medal)
1897, Paris (no. 501, as Panneau decoratif, carbon)
1898, New York, Camera Club (no. 10, as Decorative Panel)
1898, New York, American Institute (no. 152, as A Decorative Panel)
1898, Philadelphia (no. 197, as Decorative Panel)
1898, Munich (no. 281, as Dekoratives Panneau)
1899, New York, Camera Club (no. 40, as A Decorative Panel, 1894–1895, carbon enlargement)
1899, Berlin (no. 566, as Decorative Panel)
1901, Glasgow (no. 120, as A Decorative Panel)
1902, New York (no. 130, as Decorative Panel, 1894)
1904, The Hague (no. 116, as Decorative Panel)
1904, Bradford (no. 213, as A Panel)
1905, Vienna, Photo Club (no. 51, as Decorative Panel)
1905, Worcester (no. 387, as Decorative Panel)
1909, New York (no. 181, as Goats along the Seine, 1894)
1909, Dresden (no. 176, as Goats along the Seine)
1910, Buffalo (no. 427A, as Goats Along the Seine, 1894–1896, photogravure)
1913, New York (no. 7, as Along the Seine, 1894)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 12, as Along the Seine, 1894)

Lifetime Publications

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

“Alfred Stieglitz and his Latest Work,” The Photographic Times 28:4 (April 1896): 165 (ill., A Decorative Landscape)

Camera Notes 1:2 (October 1897): 39 (ill., untitled)

Marmaduke Humphrey, “Triumphs in Amateur Photography,” Godey’s Magazine 135 (December 1897): 588 (ill., A Decorative Panel, Royal Medal, London, 1896)

Picturesque Bits of New York and Other Studies (New York, 1897): unnumbered (ill., On the Seine—Near Paris)

The Photographic Times 30:1 (January 1898): frontispiece (ill., A Decorative Panel, photogravure)

F. Schiffner, “Zur Geschichte der Künstlerischen Photographie,” Photographisches Centralblatt 4 (December 1898): 441 (ill., untitled, image reversed)

“Die Photographie in Amerika,” Die Kunst in der Photographie 2 (1898): 5 (ill., Am Strom)

Alfred Stieglitz, “Pictorial Photography,” Scribner’s Magazine 26:5 (November 1899): 537 (ill., A Decorative Panel, image reversed)

Sadakichi Hartmann, “Alfred Stieglitz,” Photographische Rundschau 14, heft 12 (1900): 239 (ill., A Decorative Panel, image reversed)

The Work of Alfred Stieglitz [published by Camera Notes] (New York, 1904): unnumbered (ill., Decorative Panel—Goats Along the Seine, photogravure)

Charles Holme, ed., Color Photography and Other Recent Developments of the Art of the Camera (London, 1908): no. 100 (ill., Goats, image reversed)

Waldo Frank et al., America & Alfred Stieglitz (New York, 1934): pl. 26d (ill., Goats Outside Paris, 1894)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on backing board, verso, in ink: 20. [underlined] / A Decorative Panel. [underlined] / by Alfred Stieglitz / New York / City / Return to Alfred Stieglitz

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Bibliography
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 118.
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