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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Judith Being Carted from Oaklawn to the Hill or The Way Art Moves/1920,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed June 25, 2021).

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The sculptures, collected by Stieglitz’s father, are Moses Ezekiel’s Judith, and nineteenth-century replicas of Venus de Milo and Antinous.

“Did I write to you about . . . transporting all the ‘Art’ & ‘Literature’ from the lower house up here?—Last week two men (both 66) & I—& an old horse & cart went down to get the stuff. Two days of carting.—Hundreds of flights of stairs.—And here a day carrying up to the attic which I had fixed up to receive the Treasures which would bring no price! Think of having to handle hundreds of pictures—& books—& statuary—etc., etc. Each piece.—And feeling as I do about it. Handle each piece at least twice.—The Vanity—Ignorance—Hope—Time—Money—all represented.—And so little of any value of any kind.—Memories.—And because of sentimentality of all the family all the stuff is still to be taken care of—Space-eater. These days.—Well I suppose it all belong’s to one’s educational process. And certainly good excercise—that job” (Stieglitz to Paul Strand, 2 November 1920 [YCAL and CCP]).

Other Collections

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

The Adirondack Experience, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, 1991.076.0024

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. 83, as The Way Art Moves, 1920)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, verso, in graphite: Judith being carted from Oaklawn to the Hill / Exhibition 1921


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
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001
Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2016–2017
Bry, Doris. Exhibition of Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1958: 21.
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 102.
Lowe, Sue Davidson. "Taken Lightly." Art & Antiques (Summer 1990): repro. 111.
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: no. 98.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 623.
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