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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Music—A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs, No. IV/1922,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35983 (accessed December 05, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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Remarks

The titles of this photograph and the following Key Set numbers are based on those used for Stieglitz’s 1923 exhibition at the Anderson Galleries: 792, 793, 794, 795, 797, 798, 799, 800, 801, and 802.

They are numbered according to Stieglitz’s inscriptions on the Gallery’s prints and those included as part of the 1924 gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This series was probably made between late August and October 1922.

Other Collections

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

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970-241-13 (inscribed: Clouds—Music—No. 5 / Alfred Stieglitz / 1922)

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. 78–87, as Music—A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs, 1922)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Exhibition 1923. / IV; upper center verso: IV

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 27E

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
1983
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984
1995
Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George, Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 14, 1995–January 2, 1996
2010
Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010
2015
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3–July 26, 2015
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 130.
1995
Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George. Exh. cat. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1995: pl. 71.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 796.
2010
Annear, Judy, ed. Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010.
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