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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Waldo Frank/1920,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35651 (accessed December 12, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Waldo Frank
    1920
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 642

Remarks

Stieglitz wrote to Waldo Frank several times regarding this photograph and others made in the summer of 1920: “I am mounting the summer’s work—Your portrait is really fine & was mounted this morning” (15 December 1920 [YCAL]). “I have been trying to get a complete expression of your ‘Apple Portrait.’—And invariably I miss it” (8 August 1921 [YCAL]).

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, 1949.722

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 28.128.2

Other Collections

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

Waldo Frank Papers, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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 (nos. 86–88, as Waldo Frank, 1920)
1932, New York (no. 82, as Waldo Frank, 1922)

Inscription

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Treated by Steichen 1949

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
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
2001
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 101, pl. 49.
1990
Lowe, Sue Davidson. "Taken Lightly." Art & Antiques (Summer 1990): repro. 109.
2000
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: no. 95.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 643.
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