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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/From My Window at the Shelton, North/1930,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/36371 (accessed August 19, 2019).

 

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Remarks

On 23 October 1930, The New York Times, 50, reported that the American flag (visible in both Key Set numbers 1351 and 1352), “was unfurled yesterday at the highest point of the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel when the topmost column of the structure was put into place . . . the entire steel work, including erection and riveting will not be completed until early November.” The last capstone was put into place on 4 February 1931 (The New York Times [5 February 1931], 39). Therefore Stieglitz probably made this photograph and Key Set numbers 1351, 1352, 1353, and 1354 in November or December 1930.

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. 10–16, as From my window at The Shelton, north, 1931)

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, center left verso, in graphite: Ex 1932

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 132C

by later hands, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: 7; upper right verso, in blue pencil, circled: X

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
2004
Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle: 1905–1930, Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2004–2005
Bibliography
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1350.
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