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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/A Venetian Gamin/1894,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed June 15, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    A Venetian Gamin
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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:

1897, London, R.P.S. (no. 440, as Venetian Gamins, lantern slide)
1899, New York (no. 85, as Venetian Gamin, 1894, platinum direct)
1900, New York (no. 103, as A Venetian Gamin)
1901, Calcutta (no. 506, as A Venetian Urchin)
probably 1934, New York (no. 3, as Venetian Boy, 1887)

Lifetime Publications

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

William George Oppenheim, “Photography and Law as to Copyright,” The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1895 (New York, 1894): 254 (ill., A Young Garibaldi)

“Speaking of Pictures . . . These are by one of Photography’s Pioneers,” Life 14:14 (5 April 1943): 6 (ill., Venetian Gamin, 1887)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, left center verso, in graphite: Venetian Gamin / 1887

by later hands, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite, in square: 1; lower left verso: 58C


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
On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 7–July 30, 1989; The Art Institute of Chicago, September 16–November 26, 1989; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 21, 1989–February 25, 1990
Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993


Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 9, pl. 4.
Greenough, Sarah, Joel Snyder, David Travis, and Colin Westerbeck. On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Art Institute of Chicago, 1989: pl. 146.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 167.

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