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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Tree Set 1/probably 1924,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35835 (accessed July 23, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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    Tree Set 2
    probably 1924
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    Tree Set 4
    probably 1924
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    Tree Set 5
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Remarks

“There is the old Chestnut Tree on the upper hill sticking in my system.—The tree is completely dead this year. A heroic figure. Most difficult to express. But I’ll make another attempt” (Stieglitz to Sherwood Anderson, 21 May 1924). “I am curious to see my old friend the Dying Chestnut on the Hill—What a wonder that lone tree is.—Maybe this year I’ll manage to get a real picture of that heroic figure. I have been ‘looking’ for years—& wondering how I can get it down.—I have tried and failed so often” (Stieglitz to Sherwood Anderson, 18 June 1924; both letters YCAL and Newberry Library). “Death alive everywhere. Marvellous [sic] trees dead—dying. A hero on the Hill dying for years—an old chestnut—now completely dead. Still a hero—” Stieglitz to Alfred Kreymborg, 9 June 1924 (YCAL).

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: 1; bottom right verso, in graphite: D.

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Tree Set 2

by later hand, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: 191 B

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Bibliography
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1046.
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