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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Arthur G. Dove/1923,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed July 23, 2019).


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Dove is depicted in front of his painting Gear, c. 1922 (Morgan 22.2).

On 18 July 1923 Stieglitz wrote to Arthur Dove that Rosenfeld was “writing his book & chapter on you.” Stieglitz continued that he had just gotten the “new negatives of you . . . you moved in the most interesting one . . . have a profile which is ghastly in a way but an addition. There is a full face which might be used for the book. . . .The first shot we made with your painting as ‘background.’ It just misses fine. Is photographically very fine” (Arthur Dove Papers, AAA).

Other Collections

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

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, SC 97.88 (inscribed: With Permission An American Place / Arthur G. Dove (Photo by Alfred Stieglitz) / This photo must be returned to Alfred Stieglitz. 509 Madison Ave. N.Y. City)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967-285-49

Lifetime Publications

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

Paul Rosenfeld, Port of New York: Essays on Fourteen American Moderns (New York, 1924): 167 (ill., Arthur G. Dove)

Katherine Dreier, Modern Art [exh. cat., Société Anonyme] (New York, 1926): 95 (ill., untitled)

Waldo Frank et al., America & Alfred Stieglitz (New York, 1934): pl. 23b (ill., Arthur Dove, 1915)


by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 80 E


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

O'Keeffe, Georgia. "Stieglitz: His Pictures Collected Him." New York Times Magazine (11 December 1949): 25.
Wright, Frederick S. Arthur G. Dove. Exh. cat. Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, 1958: 7.
Arthur Dove: The Years of Collage. Exh. cat. University of Maryland Art Gallery: 43.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 855.
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