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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/From the Back-Window—291—Snow-Covered Tree, Back-Yard/1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed September 15, 2019).


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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, 1949.709 (inscribed: 1915)

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.1038.6 (inscribed: To a friend of 291—Dr. Rasay)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 631.1941 (inscribed: Out of the Window—“291” / New York—April 2, 1915 / Alfred Stieglitz)

The Bluff Collection (inscribed: Out of Window—291—N.Y. / Alfred Stieglitz / 1915)

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

1921, New York (no. 51, as Snow-Covered Tree, Back-Yard, 1915, from the series “From the Back-Window—291”)

Lifetime Publications

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

“Speaking of Pictures . . . These are by one of Photography’s Pioneers,” Life 14:14 (5 April 1943): 7 (ill., untitled, 1915)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center verso, in graphite: 1915 / April

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


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
A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2014–2015
Bry, Doris. Exhibition of Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1958: pl. 3.
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 45.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 421.
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