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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Hands—Alma Wertheim/1922,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed December 14, 2019).


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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Alma Wertheim
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    Key Set Number 737
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Alma Wertheim
    palladium print
    Key Set Number 738


Alma Morgenthau Wertheim, wife of Maurice, collected O’Keeffe’s work and was a supporter of the Intimate Gallery. In 1928 Stieglitz donated two portraits of O’Keeffe to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Wertheim’s name.

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, 24.1730 (inscribed: Hands—Alma Wertheim / Photograph by / Alfred Stieglitz/ New York / negative & print / made by Alfred Stieglitz / 1922 / Print 3 from / this negative)

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:

1923, New York (nos. 52–58, as Alma Wertheim, 1922)


by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, center, in graphite: Alma Hands; lower left: Treated by Steichen for stain 5/49

by Doris Bry, on mount, lower left verso: 82 - D

by later hand, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: 82 D; center left verso: QQEx; lower right verso: 091


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
Bry, Doris. Exhibition of Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1958: no. 83.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 736.
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