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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Self-Portrait/probably 1911,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed October 17, 2021).

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On 19 February 1924 Stieglitz wrote to J. Dudley Johnston: “My own self-portrait was made 17 years ago” (Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England). This indicates a date of 1907, but he appears older here than in other portraits from 1907 (see Self-Portrait, Key Set number 322 and Heinrich Kühn, Alfred Stieglitz, 1907, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999.76.1). The composition, soft focus, and type of photographic and mounting materials are similar to those of other dated works from 1911.

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:

Fisk University, Nashville, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, ASC.2012.86

Other Collections

A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (inscribed: Self-Portrait / Alfred Stieglitz / May, 1911. / Please return. / AS.)

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 93.XM.25.38 [gelatin silver]

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, SC 1997.85 [gelatin silver]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1980-128-3 [gelatin silver] (inscribed: Alfred Stieglitz)

Lifetime Publications

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

“Most Renowned Pictorialist of America to Lecture at National Convention,” Abel’s Photographic Weekly 9 (22 June 1912): 1006 (ill., Alfred Stieglitz)

“We Nominate for the Hall of Fame,” Vanity Fair 4 (June 1915): 58 (ill., Alfred Stieglitz)


by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 85A


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 16–April 27, 1958
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
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001
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
Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2016–2017
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 50, pl. 22.
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: no. 1.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 365.
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