ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946)
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ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946)

The Steerage, 1907

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ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946)
The Steerage, 1907
large-format photogravure
12¾ x 10 1/8in. (32.4 x 26.6cm.)
Provenance
Zabriskie Gallery, New York;
acquired by present owner, c.1988.
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.
Special notice

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

Lot Essay

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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