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Mein Garten

Artist:
Heinrich Kühn (Austrian (born Germany), Dresden 1866–1944 Birgitz)
Date:
1908
Medium:
Gum bichromate over platinum print
Dimensions:
32.7 x 44.7 cm. (12 7/8 x 17 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.272
Not on view
A leader of Pictorialist photography in Europe, Kühn belonged to both the Vienna Camera Club and the Kleeblatt, a trio of photographers that included Hans Watzek and Hugo Henneberg. Exhibiting together until 1903, the three made very large pictures with broad, rich tonal masses that involved a high degree of handwork. This photograph belongs to a slightly later part of Kühn’s career, when, without sacrificing the breadth of his vision, he turned to more intimate motifs—portraits, domestic still lifes, and views of the countryside surrounding Innsbruck. With their hazy outlines and sensitive rendering of light and shade, such images belong to the world of late Impressionism.
Inscription: Signed in watercolor, recto BL : "HEINRICH // KUEHN"; inscribed on verso; "H. Kühn // Innsbruck"
Alfred Stieglitz

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Thirty Photographers: A Selection from the Museum's Collection," April 12, 1969–June 1, 1969.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs from the Museum's Collection," December 4, 1984–March 17, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 3," October 3, 1993–March 1, 1994.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 46," May 8, 2007–August 26, 2007.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz," October 13, 2011–February 26, 2012.

Naef, Weston J. The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography. Studio Book. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. no. 399.



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