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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Hand of Man/1902, printed 1910,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35420 (accessed July 23, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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Remarks

For more information about this photograph, see Key Set number 277.

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, 1949.850

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 129, folder 2498

Fisk University, Nashville, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, ASC.2012.84

Library of Congress, Washington, PH-10 B

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.9 (inscribed: “The Hand of Man” 1904 / Alfred Stieglitz)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 50.829

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949-18-53

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1795

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on backing board, center, on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label, in black ink: Alfred Stieglitz The Hand of Man / Original Gravure / Original negative 4 x 5. Made from back of a train— / Long Island City 1902. The version printed / in 1910 straight from new positive / shown first Albright Show & then at / Stieglitz "291" show, March, 1913; upper right, typed on Museum of Modern Art sticker: 40.5022 / Stieglitz; upper right, typed on Philadelphia Museum of Art label: Alfred Stieglitz / The Hand of Man, 1902. Framed gravure / Alfred Stieglitz / 509 Madison Ave., N.Y.C.

by later hands, upper right, in red pencil: 7-1944-145; upper center, in graphite: 25 3/4; upper left: M; center left: 16

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1983
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
1992
Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993
2002
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
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 33, pl. 15.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 278.
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