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all on backing board: center, in black ink on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label: Alfred Stieglitz / Carbon Icy Night - New York / Original 4x5. Made in Winter 1896-1897. One of / the first night photographs made. Only one other / print existing.; upper right typed on Museum of Modern Art sticker: 40.5023 / Stieglitz; center right typed on Philadelphia Museum of Art label: Alfred Stieglitz / Icy Night, New York. Framed gravure [crossed out; carbon added in graphite] / Alfred Stieglitz / 509 Madison Ave., N.Y.C.; center stamped in black ink: An American Place stamp; all by later hands: upper center in graphite: 19 (circled); upper right in red grease pencil: 7-1944-143; left center in graphite: 19 (circled); lower left in graphite: 129D

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 27.
1992
NGA Stieglitz 1992, no. 26.
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002-2003.
2015
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3 – July 26, 2015
Bibliography
1901
Caffin, Charles H. Photography as a Fine Art. New York, 1901: opp. 30 ("An Icy Night, New York").
1901
Camera Notes 5:2 (October 1901), opp. 106 ("An Icy Night").
1901
Charles H. Caffin, "Photography as a Fine Art. II. -- Alfred Stieglitz and His Work," Everybody's Magazine 4 (April 1901), 364 ("An Icy Night, New York / 1897").
1902
Dreiser, Theodore. "A Remarkable Art," The Great Round World, 19. 3 May 1902: 431 ("An Icy Night").
1902
"Marvels of American Photography. Prize Winners at the Turin Exhibition," The New York Herald (28 December 1902), section 5, 6 ("Icy Night").
1903
Camera Work 1 (October 1903), 63 ("Icy Night").
1903
John Corbin, "The Twentieth Century City," Scribner's Magazine 33:3 (March 1903), 267 ("Fifth Avenue, Sixty-first Street, Central Park")
1904
Das Atelier des Photographen 11 (1904), 112 ("An Icy Night").
1904
Die Photographische Kunst im Jahre 1904: Ein Jahrbuch für Künstlerische Photographie. 44 ("Strasse im Winter").
1904
Joesph Keiley, "American Pictorial Photographers. Alfred Stieglitz," Photography 17:797 (20 February 1904), 148 ("An Icy Night").
1904
Photographische Rundschau und Photographisches Centralblatt 18:9 (1904), between 111 and 112 ("An Icy Night").
1909
[Sadakichi] Hartmann, "Recent Conquests in Night Photography," The Photographic Times 41 (December 1909), 444 ("Icy Night, Central Park, South").
1958
Norman, Dorothy. "Alfred Stieglitz: Visionary Photographer." Art in America 46 (Fall 1958): 53.
2002
Greenough 2002, cat. 257.