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on backing board, on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label: Gossip -- Katwyk / Alfred Stieglitz / carbon / This print was shown at Dresden, Vienna, Buffalo, etc. / Print + negative made in 1894. This is / the best print in existence of this. There is / but one other and that is in the collection of Gräfin Oriola, Berlin. Original / negative 4 x 5. Shown in all the great / World's Exhibitions (Photo.); on 1909 Dresden exhibition label: 3. / Gossip - Katwyk. (1894) / Alfred Stieglitz / 1111 Madison Avenue, / New York / value $300 / nicht verkäuflich

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1909
Internationale Photographische Ausstellung, Dresden, 1909, no. 166.
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 17.
1992
NGA Stieglitz 1992, no. 20.
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002-2003.
Bibliography
1896
Alfred Stieglitz, "The Hand Camera -- Its Present Importance," The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1897 (New York, 1896), 27 ("Gossip").
1898
Adams, W. I. Lincoln. In Nature's Image. New York, 1898: 39 ("Gossip").
1899
Alfred Stieglitz, "Pictorial Photography," Scribner's Magazine 26:5 (November 1899), 529 ("Gossip, Katwyk").
1899
Die Kunst in der Photographie 3 (1899), unpaginated ("Strassenklatsch").
1899
Keilley, Joseph T. "Tonality," Camera Notes 2:4 (April 1899), 139, figs. A and B ("Gossip on the Beach").
1901
Caffin, Charles H. Photography as a Fine Art. New York, 1901: opp. 24 ("Gossip -- Katwyk").
1901
Charles H. Caffin, "Photography as a Fine Art. II. -- Alfred Stieglitz and His Work," Everybody's Magazine 4 (April 1901), opp. 360 ("Gossip -- Katwyk, 1894").
1904
The American Amateur Photographer 15:9 (September 1904), opp. 387 ("Gossip--Katvyke").
1905
Camera Work 12 (October 1905), pl. 9 ("Gossip -- Katwyk").
1905
Stieglitz, Alfred. "Simplicity in Composition," in The Modern Way of Picture Making (Rochester, 1905), 164 ("Gossip -- Katwyk").
1911
Laurvik, J. Nilsen. "Alfred Stieglitz, Pictorial Photographer." The International Studio 44:174 (August 1911), 27 ("Gossip: Katwyk").
1945
Georgia Engelhard, "Alfred Stieglitz: Master Photographer," American Photography 39 (April 1945), 12 ("Gossip - Katwyk, 1894").
2002
Greenough 2002, cat. 208.