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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Flatiron/1903, printed in or before 1910,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35423 (accessed August 17, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    The Flatiron
    1903
    photogravure
    Key Set Number 287
    same negative
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    The Flatiron
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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The Flatiron
    1903, printed 1929/1932
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 289

Remarks

This is one of a series of large photogravures Stieglitz planned to include in a portfolio titled Fifty Prints of New York, which was never published (see Key Set number 287).

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, 1949.838

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 129, folder 2497 

Library of Congress, Washington, PH-11 B

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.16

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 50.833

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1851

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, lower left, in graphite: A.S. / 1902; on backing board, center, in black ink, on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label: Alfred Stieglitz / original gravure / proof / Stieglitz Exhibition: Photo-Secession / Gallery, 1913. Albright Exhibition, / 1910.; center, printed on label: 14. The Flatiron—1902; upper right, typed on Museum of Modern Art label: 40.5021 / Stieglitz; center right, typed on Philadelphia Museum of Art label: Alfred Stieglitz / The Flatiron, 1902. Framed gravure / Alfred Stieglitz / 509 Madison Ave., N.Y.C.; center, stamped in black ink: An American Place stamp

by later hands, on backing board, upper center, in graphite, circled: 19 1/4; upper right, in red grease pencil: 7-1944-146; in graphite: M; left center: 19

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
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
1989
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
1992
Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993
2001
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001
2018
Es war einmal in Amerika: 300 Jahre US-Amerikanische Kunst [Once Upon a Time in America: Three Centuries of US-American Art], Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 2018-2019.
Bibliography
1946
Twice A Year 14/15 (Fall-Winter 1946–1947): 188–190.
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 31.
1989
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. 185.
1991
Peters, Sarah Whitaker. Becoming O'Keeffe: The Early Years. New York, 1991: pl. 142.
1994
Leavell, Linda. Marianne Moore and the Visual Arts. Baton Rouge and London, 1994: fig. 27.
2000
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: no. 26.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 288.
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