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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Marie Rapp/1913,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35516 (accessed June 18, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

Remarks

A young voice student, Marie Rapp worked as Stieglitz’s secretary at 291 from 1911 to 1917, when the gallery closed. She married George Boursault, son of a member of the Photo-Secession, and they, with their young daughter Yvonne, visited Stieglitz and O’Keeffe at Lake George in the early 1920s (see Key Set number 861).

A variant of this image came up for auction at Sotheby’s (6 October 1999, lot 69), accompanied by the note from Marie Rapp: “This portrait of me by Alfred Stieglitz was taken at ‘291’ in 1913.”

Other Collections

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

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 84.XM.695.18 (inscribed: 291 / 1913)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on print, center verso, in graphite: Strathmore

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 91 E

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Bibliography
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 386.
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