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From the Back Window – 291

Artist:
Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)
Date:
1915
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
25.1 x 20.2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.55.35
Not on view
At the turn of the century, Stieglitz's duties as gallery owner, publisher, editor, and promoter left him little time to photograph. When the mood struck him, however, which began to happen with some frequency about 1915, he did not look far afield but photographed his colleagues at the gallery and the view from his window with a modernist rigor exceeded only by Strand.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso, upper center: "W"; center right: "1H"
Alfred Stieglitz, New York

See variants in: Doris Bry, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1965, pl.11, and Sarah Greenough/Juan Hamilton, Alfred Stieglitz, Photographs & Writings, New York: National Gallery of Art/Callaway Editions, 1983, pl.21. Bry titles and dates the photograph: "From the Window - "291", 1915" and Greenough/Hamilton title and date the photograph: "From the Back-Window, "291", 1915".
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