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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Spring—The Child/1901, printed 1903/1904,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed March 02, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

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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:

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949.837

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 129, folder 2502 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.11

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Ph-135

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949-18-54

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1852

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:

1902, New York (no. 135, as Spring, 1901)
1902, Paris (no. 465, as Printemps)
1902, London (no. 66, as Spring)
1902, Leeds (no. 616, as Spring)
1903, Minneapolis (no. 10, as Spring)
1903, Toronto (no. 16, as Spring)
1903, Hamburg (no. 425, as Spring, platinum)
1903, San Francisco (no. 32, as Spring)
1903, Denver (no. 147, as Spring)
1903, Rochester (no. 197, as Spring)
1904, Washington (no. 127, as Spring)
1904, Pittsburgh (no. 218, as Spring)
1904, Vienna (no. 4, as Früling)
1904, Dresden (no. 170, as Spring)
1904, Bradford (no. 214, as Spring)
1905, Vienna, Camera Klub (no. 39, as Spring, 1902)
1905, Richmond (no. 840, as Spring)
1905, New York, Camera Club (as Spring)
1905, New York, Photo-Secession (no. 80, as Spring)
1906, Philadelphia (no. 116, as Spring)
1906, Cincinnati (no. 62, as Spring)
1909, New York (no. 184, as Spring, 1901)
1909, Dresden (no. 168, as Spring)
1910, Buffalo (no. 430, as Spring, 1900, photogravure)
1914, London, R.P.S. (no. 70, as Spring)

Lifetime Publications

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

Camera Notes 5:3 (January 1902): opp. 165 (ill., Spring)

The Work of Alfred Stieglitz [published by Camera Notes] (New York, 1904): unnumbered (ill., Spring—The Child, photogravure)

Camera Work 12 (October 1905): pl. 4 (ill., Spring, 1901)

The Photo-Miniature 7:79 (March 1907): 327 (ill., Spring)

J. Nilsen Laurvik, “Alfred Stieglitz, Pictorial Photographer,” The International Studio 44:174 (August 1911): 23 (ill., Spring)


by Alfred Stieglitz, lower right, in graphite: Alfred Stieglitz 1900; center right: #4; on mount, lower center, in graphite: #4; lower right: X

by later hands, center right, on mount, in graphite: "Spring"-1901 / by Alfred Stieglitz; lower left: 124C


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. 273.

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