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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Music—A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs, No. VIII/1922,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35987 (accessed July 15, 2019).

 

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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, 796, 797, 798, 799, 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, 1997-146-106

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 / VIII

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 28D

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

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
1989
The Art of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1989
1992
Two Lives: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz—A Conversation in Painting and Photographs, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, December 2, 1992–April 4, 1993; IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, April 27–June 26, 1993; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July 17–September 12, 1993; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 2–December 5, 1993
1995
Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George, Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 14, 1995–January 2, 1996
2001
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001
2010
Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 133, pl. 57.
1992
Arrowsmith, Alexandra, Thomas West, and Belinda Rathbone. Two Lives: A Conversation in Paintings and Photographs. Exh. cat. The Phillips Collection, Washington and New York, 1992: 134.
1993
Edwards, Brian. From This Soil: Selected Poems by Walt Whitman. New York, 1993: 76.
1995
Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George. Exh. cat. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1995: pl. 70.
2000
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: no. 121.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 800.
2010
Annear, Judy, ed. Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010.
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