Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Burning of Rome

Artist:
George Seeley (American, 1880–1955)
Date:
1906
Medium:
Gum bichromate over platinum print
Dimensions:
24.6 x 19.6 cm. (9 11/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.326
Not on view
From l906 to 1910 Seeley was an active, if somewhat isolated, Fellow of the Photo-Secession—the admired newcomer of the group—who lived with his family in the Berkshires and sent soft-focused photographs of willowy maidens in white to Stieglitz for exhibition and for reproduction in Camera Work. A student of Greek and Roman history, Seeley cajoled his mother into sewing vaguely classical costumes for his tableaux, posed friends and family (his sisters Lillian and Laura in this case), and christened his compositions with titles evocative of literary and historical themes.
Alfred Stieglitz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Painterly Photograph," Tuesday, January 09, 1973 - Wednesday, February 28, 1973.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz," May 18, 1978–July 16, 1978.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. "Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe," June 8, 1995–October 15, 1995.

Whitney Museum of American Art. "The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000," April 22, 1999–September 5, 1999.

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

Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly 20 (October 1907). no. IV.

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. 440.

Théberge, Pierre. Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1995. ill. 466.

Phillips, Lisa. The American Century: Art & Culture, 1900–1950. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. p. 40.

Greenough, Sarah, ed. Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. 1st ed. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2000. fig. 5.

New York et l'Art Moderne: Alfred Stieglitz et Son Cercle (1905–1930). Paris: Éditions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2004. p. 69.



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