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Alfred Stieglitz
NOVEMBER DAYS
Estimate
70,000100,000
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45
Alfred Stieglitz
NOVEMBER DAYS
Estimate
70,000100,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Alfred Stieglitz
1864-1946
NOVEMBER DAYS
platinum print, signed and dated in pencil on the image, 1886
8 by 6 1/2  in. (20.3 by 16.5 cm.)
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Provenance

Nancy Medwell, Seattle, 1989

Literature

Greenough 53

The American Amateur Photographer, December 1891, Vol. 3, No. 12, opp. p. 485 

The Photographic Times, 21 July 1893, Vol. 23, p. 389

Ralph Flint, 'What is 291?,' The Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 1937, p. 5

Catalogue Note

This fully signed and dated platinum print of November Days is one of very few early examples of this image extant.  In Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, Sarah Greenough locates two platinum prints and a later gelatin silver print in the National Gallery of Art, a platinum print in a private collection, and a lantern slide at the George Eastman House.  

November Days was a frequently illustrated and exhibited image in Stieglitz’s early oeuvre.  Stieglitz entered it in the 1892 exhibition at the Galleries of the Boston Art Club, and included it in his first solo exhibition at The Camera Club in New York in 1899, the catalogue for which states that the photograph had won silver medals in exhibitions in England, Vienna, and Milan (cf. Greenough, p. 30). In the 1920s and 1930s, Stieglitz began a process of reviewing his early work and reincorporating selected images into his exhibition repertoire.  He showed November Days in his 1935 solo exhibition at An American Place with a number of other photographs from early in his career that met his new standards for photographic modernism. 

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