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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Dying Chestnut Tree or Life and Death/1927,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed February 29, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs


See Key Set number 1191.

Other Collections

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

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, 68:0027:0002

Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection, New York

Musée d'Orsay, Paris, PHO 2003 8 16

Private collection (3 prints)

The Sir Elton John Photography Collection

University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 97.58.2

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:

possibly 1932, New York (nos. 91–92, as The Dying Chestnut Tree—My Teacher, 1926)

Lifetime Publications

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

Elizabeth McCausland, “Photographs by Stieglitz Now at An American Place,” Springfield Sunday Union and Republican (16 December 1934): section E, 6 (ill., Life and Death)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, lower right verso, in graphite: 2 2

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, bottom left verso, in graphite: 95 D


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1193.

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