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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Window: Wood, Glass, Snow/1923,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed May 17, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 875


When Stieglitz gave some photographs to the Museum of Modern Art in 1943, Nancy Newhall noted that he remarked that the “decaying snowy window” was “a portrait of the Stieglitz family (and he says the disintegration of the family is due partly to there being such uncompromising individuals as Stieglitzes in it)” (Nancy Newhall, unpublished manuscript, 39, copy in NGA files).

For more information about the snowstorm pictured here, see Key Set number 863.

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, 1949.776

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.42 (oriented 180°)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 50.842

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Ph-175

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949-18-83

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1812

Other Collections

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

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 68.19

Location unknown

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:

1924, New York (no. 54, as Window: Wood, Glass, Snow, 1923)
1926, Brooklyn (no. 287, as Portrait of a Family)

Lifetime Publications

A reproduction of this work appeared in the following publication(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

Katherine Dreier, Modern Art [exh. cat., Société Anonyme] (New York, 1926): 90 (ill., untitled)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, top left verso, in graphite: A / 1 [in square]; lower left, in graphite: A1

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 43C; lower right, in graphite: 046


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


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 874.

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