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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Interpretation/1919,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed October 23, 2021).

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Paul Rosenfeld identified this photograph and Key Set number 586 in his review of Stieglitz’s 1921 exhibition: “A tiny phallic statuette weeps; is bowed over itself in weeping; while behind, like watered silk, there waves the sunlight of creation” (Paul Rosenfeld, “Stieglitz,” The Dial 70 [April 1921], 408–409).

For more information about this photograph, see Key Set number 584.

Other Collections

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

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 93.XM.25.51

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:

1921, New York (nos. 144–145, as Interpretations, 1918–1920)


by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left, in graphite: Treated by Steichen for Stain 5/49; lower left verso: OK 25B


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1980.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 585.
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