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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Rebecca Salsbury Strand/1922,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35694 (accessed May 25, 2019).

 

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Remarks

Rebecca Strand spent most of the summer of 1922 at Lake George while her husband was working in Maryland. Stieglitz photographed Rebecca often during her visit:

“It’s nearly 9—& I have just come in from a real day’s work—photographing & developing since 9 a.m.—up & down—hill. Experimental portraits & snapshots. Beck as model mostly. Beck’s really first class as model—but somehow I am unable to make my end work as I want it to. Perhaps I’m trying nearly impossible things—but somehow when I do get a good negative I jab holes into it or do something equally destructive to it. Beck’s getting an idea of my capacity for work if nothing else” (Stieglitz to Herbert Seligmann, 28 September 1922 [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, 1949.719

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 1923, New York (nos. 16–21, as Rebecca Salsbury Strand, 1922)

Inscription

by Doris Bry, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Treated by Steichen—6/50; lower left verso: 92 C

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1958
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 16–April 27, 1958
2016
Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern, London, July 6–October 30, 2016; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, December 7, 2016–March 26, 2017; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, April 22–July 30, 2017
Bibliography
1958
Bry, Doris. Exhibition of Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1958: no. 79.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 741.
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