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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Going to the Post, Morris Park/1904, printed in or before 1910,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35431 (accessed August 21, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    Going to the Start
    1904, printed 1905
    photogravure
    Key Set Number 291
    same negative

Remarks

On 1 February 1917 Stieglitz wrote to Paul Haviland, “. . . the price for ‘Race Track’ is much more than other gravures because the plate was stolen from Manhattan [Gravure], and there are only 8 to 10 prints” (YCAL).

For more information about this photograph, see Key Set number 291.

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, 1949.841

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven (inscribed: Alfred Stieglitz / The Race Track, 1902)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.20

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, lower right, in graphite: Alfred Stieglitz; on backing board, center, on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label, in black ink: Alfred Stieglitz / original gravure / proof / Stieglitz Exhibition at Photo-Secession / Gallery, 1913. Also shown at / Albright Gallery, 1910.; center, printed on label: 16. Going to the Post, Morris Park—1904; upper right, typed on Philadelphia Museum of Art label: Alfred Stieglitz / Going to the Post—Morris Park, 1904 / Framed gravure / Alfred Stieglitz / 509 Madison Ave., N.Y.C.; center, stamped in black ink: An American Place stamp

by later hands, upper center, in graphite: 19 [circled]; upper right, in red grease pencil: 7-1944-147; upper right, in graphite: M / 147; left center, in graphite: 18

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
2016
Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2016–2017
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 34.
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. 188.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 292.
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