80
80
Alfred Stieglitz
'DOROTHY TRUE'
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD
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80
Alfred Stieglitz
'DOROTHY TRUE'
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alfred Stieglitz
1864-1946
'DOROTHY TRUE'
mounted, signed, titled, dated, annotated 'With permission An American Place' and 'Kindly return to' in pencil and with the photographer's '509 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y.' stamp and reduction notations in pencil on the mount, numerical and reduction notations in pencil and 'Popular Photography Roto Page' and use date stamps on the reverse, 1919, printed no later than 1946
9 1/8  by 7 3/8  in. (23.2 by 18.6 cm.)
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Provenance

The photographer to his niece Georgia Engelhard

Literature

Greenough 604

Georgia Engelhard, 'The Face of Alfred Stieglitz,' Popular Photography, September 1946, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 53 (this print)

'Watch Your Step!,' New York Dada, April 1921

Waldo Frank, et al., America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait (New York, 1934), pl. 29B

'Speaking of Pictures . . . These are by one of Photography's Pioneers,' LIFE, 5 April 1943, Vol. 14, No. 14, p. 7

Doris Bry, Alfred Stieglitz (National Gallery of Art, 1958), pl. 10

Doris Bry, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965), pl. 29

Dorothy Norman, Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer (New York, 1973), p. 129

In Focus: Alfred Stieglitz (J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995), cover and pl. 18

Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (National Gallery of Art, 2001), no. 99

Catalogue Note

Like the photographs in Lots 79 and 81, this photograph comes from the collection of the photographer’s niece, Georgia Engelhard.  Fully captioned, signed, and annotated, these prints were used by Engelhard to illustrate her memoir of her uncle in Popular Photography magazine, September 1946, shortly after his death. 

Dorothy True, with its deliberate layering of two images, is a standout in Stieglitz’s career, which is otherwise characterized by a rigorously straightforward approach to the medium.  In Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, Sarah Greenough locates 7 other prints of this image, all in institutional collections. 

Photographs

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New York