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by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center verso, in graphite: 1915 / from "291"

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 12 A


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 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.
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002-2003, as From the Back-Window--291.
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3 – July 26, 2015
Greenough, Sarah, and Joel Snyder, David Travis, and Colin Westerbeck. On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art; Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1989, pl. 192.
Greenough 2002, cat. 418.
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