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The Street, Fifth Avenue

Artist:
Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)
Date:
1900–1901, printed 1903–4
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
30.6 x 23.3 cm. (12 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.55.8
Not on view
In 1903 Stieglitz reproduced this scene in an early issue of his new magazine, Camera Work, and a decade later, at the time of the Armory Show, he made this even larger gravure. Softly focused and printed in equally soft tonalities, the image nevertheless reveals Stieglitz's sharp eye for the precise moment an unwitting protagonist stepped into place to complete his picture.
Inscription: Inscribed and signed in pencil on print, recto LL, LR: "The Street - Winter [underlined]", "Alfred Stieglitz // 1897"; inscribed in pencil in unknown hand on print, recto LL: "A [part of stylized monogram showing A and several straight lines]"; inscribed in pencil on print, recto UC, LR: "[upside down] 6", "122B"
Alfred Stieglitz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pictorialism in New York, 1900-1915," February 10, 1998–May 31, 1998.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand," November 8, 2010–April 10, 2011.

Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly 3 (July 1903).

Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2002. no. 267.



This gravure was made from an enlarged copy negative. (Bry number: 122B) Titled in Camera Work as "The Street - Design for a Poster."
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