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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/From the Back-Window—291/1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35523 (accessed November 14, 2019).

 

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Remarks

The tall building in the background is 105 Madison Avenue, at the southeast corner of Madison and 30th Street.  The shorter building with the advertisements on its side is 112 Madison Avenue, at the southwest corner of Madison and 30th Street.

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:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 24.1738 (inscribed: From the Back Window of / “291”—New York—1915. / Photograph by / Alfred Stieglitz. / Negative & Print / made by Alfred Stieglitz / Print no. 3 made from this / negative.)

Other Collections

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

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 68.16

Private collection, San Francisco (inscribed: Alfred Stieglitz / From the Back Window, 291—N.Y., Winter—1915 / To Mr. & Mrs. Chas. J. Liebman—Alfred Stieglitz)

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:

possibly 1921, New York (no. 46, as Buildings, Night, Snow, 1915, from the series “From the Back-Window—291”)
1930, Cambridge (no. 105, as From the Back Window of “291,” 1915)

Inscription

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, bottom left verso, in graphite: 90D

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
1958
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 16–April 27, 1958
1983
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
1989
The Art of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1989
2014
A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2014–2015
Bibliography
1965
Bry, Doris. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965: pl. 11.
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 46, pl. 21.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 417.
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