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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946)

    The Steerage, 1907

    Price Realised  

    ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946)
    The Steerage, 1907
    large-format photogravure
    12¾ x 10 1/8in. (32.4 x 26.6cm.)


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    According to Greenough: 'On 14 May 1907 Stieglitz and his family sailed to Europe aboard the fashionable Kaiser Wilhelm II. This photograph was most likely taken several days later while the ship was moored in Plymouth, England' (p.190).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Zabriskie Gallery, New York;
    acquired by present owner, c.1988.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE THOMAS WALTHER COLLECTION


    Literature

    Stieglitz, Camera Work, No.36, October 1911, pl.9; Margolis (ed.), Alfred Stieglitz: Camera Work: A Pictorial Guide, Dover/George Eastman House, 1978, p.100; Newhall, The History of Photography: From 1939 to the present, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1982, p.167; 1000 Photo Icons: George Eastman House, Taschen, 2002, p.393; Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, Volume One 1886-1912, The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C./Abrams, 2002, pp.190-91, pl.310-11.