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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/From My Window at An American Place, North/1930/1931,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/36356 (accessed October 14, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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Remarks

This photograph and Key Set numbers 1358 and 1359 were made after the New York Trust Company Building (in front of the Squibb Building) was completed in late 1930. In early 1931 construction began on the Hotel and Industrial Mart at 515 Madison Avenue (across 53rd Street to the north of An American Place), which would block Stieglitz’s view of the Hotel Weylin. Based on a comparison to Key Set numbers 1320, 1321, and 1322, which show approximately the same view and were taken in May or June of 1930, this photograph and Key Set numbers 1358 and 1359 were probably made in November or December 1930 or early in 1931.

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, 1949.787

Fisk University, Nashville, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, ASC.2012.94

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Ph-171

Other Collections

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

Collection of Richard and Ronay Menschel

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:

1932, New York (nos. 1–9, as From my window at An American Place, north, 1931)

Lifetime Publications

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

Waldo Frank et al., America & Alfred Stieglitz (New York, 1934): pl. 29a (ill., New York—North from An American Place, 1931)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Exh. / 1932 / A+1

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 8D

by later hands, upper left verso, in graphite, in square: 1; upper center verso: 22

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
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
1946
Engelhard, Georgia. "The Face of Alfred Stieglitz." Popular Photography 19 (September 1946): 55.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1357.
2010
Annear, Judy, ed. Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2010.
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