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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Gossip—Katwyk/1894,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed November 30, 2023).

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Key Set Entry

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For Stieglitz’s description of Katwijk, see Key Set number 206.

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:

1896, London (no. 258, as Gossip, Katwyk Beach)
1897, Paris (no. 502, as Gossip, Katwyk, carbon)
1898, New York, American Institute (no. 187, as Gossip—Katwyk, silver medal)
1898, Philadelphia (no. 201, as Gossip, Katwyk)
1898, Munich (no. 280, as Strassenklatsch—Katwyk)
1899, Berlin (no. 568, as Strassenklatsch—Katwyk)
1899, New York (no. 39, as Gossip, Katwyk, 1894–1899, carbon enlargement)
1899, Hamburg (no. 739, as Gossip—Katwyk, 1894)
1902, New York (no. 139, as Gossip—Katwyk, 1894)
1902, Leeds (no. 652, as Gossip—Katwyk)
1903, Rochester (no. 194, as Gossip, Katwyk)
1904, Pittsburgh (no. 228, as Gossip, Katwyk)
1904, The Hague (no. 121, as Gossip—Katwyk)
1909, New York (no. 182, as Gossip—Katwyk, 1894)
1909, Dresden (no. 166, as Gossip—Katwijk)
1910, Buffalo (no. 426A, as Gossip—Katwyk, 1894, carbon)
1913, New York (no. 3, as Gossip, Katwyk, 1894)
1921, New York (no. 10, as Gossip—Katwyk, 1894)
possibly 1934, New York (no. 19, as Beach at Katwyk, 1894)

Lifetime Publications

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

Alfred Stieglitz, “The Hand Camera—Its Present Importance,” The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1897 (New York, 1896): 27 (ill., Gossip)

W. I. Lincoln Adams, In Nature’s Image (New York, 1898): 39 (ill., Gossip)

Joseph T. Keiley, “Tonality,” Camera Notes 2:4 (April 1899): 139, figs. A and B (ill., Gossip on the Beach)

Alfred Stieglitz, “Pictorial Photography,” Scribner’s Magazine 26:5 (November 1899): 529 (ill., Gossip, Katwyk)

Die Kunst in der Photographie 3 (1899): unpaginated (ill., Strassenklatsch)

Charles H. Caffin, “Photography as a Fine Art. II.—Alfred Stieglitz and His Work,” Everybody’s Magazine 4 (April 1901): opp. 360 (ill., Gossip—Katwyk, 1894)

Charles H. Caffin, Photography as a Fine Art (New York, 1901): opp. 24 (ill., Gossip—Katwyk)

The American Amateur Photographer 15:9 (September 1904): opp. 387 (ill., Gossip—Katvyke)

Camera Work 12 (October 1905): pl. 9 (ill., Gossip—Katwyk)

Alfred Stieglitz, “Simplicity in Composition,” in The Modern Way of Picture Making (Rochester, 1905): 164 (ill., Gossip—Katwyk)

J. Nilsen Laurvik, “Alfred Stieglitz, Pictorial Photographer,” The International Studio 44:174 (August 1911): 27 (ill., Gossip: Katwyk)

Georgia Engelhard, “Alfred Stieglitz: Master Photographer,” American Photography 39 (April 1945): 12 (ill., Gossip—Katwyk, 1894)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on backing board, on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label: Gossip—Katwyk / Alfred Stieglitz / Carbon / This print was shown at Dresden, Vienna, Buffalo, etc. / Print + negative made in 1894. This is / the best print in existence of this. There is / but one other and that is in the collection of Gräfin Oriola, Berlin. Original / negative 4 x 5. Shown in all the great / World's Exhibitions (Photo.); on 1909 Dresden exhibition label: 3. / Gossip—Katwyk. (1894) / Alfred Stieglitz / 1111 Madison Avenue, / New York / value $300 / nicht verkäuflich


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
Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993
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


Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 17.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 208.

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