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Lot Closed

April 3, 05:00 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private Collection, Sold to Benefit The Asia Foundation




large-format photogravure on Japan laid paper, signed, titled, and dated in pencil in the margin, flush-mounted to board, a Museum of Modern Art collection label on the reverse, framed, 1902, printed in 1910

9⅝ by 12⅝ in. (24.4 by 32.1 cm.)

Collection of Alfred Jarstzki, Jr.

Gift of the above to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959

Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana, Boston

Phillips New York, The Curious Collector: Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana, 2 April 2013, Sale 40113, Lot 23

Other prints of this image:

Greenough 278

Camera Work Number 1 (1903) and Camera Work Number 36 (1911)

Waldo Frank, Dorothy Norman, et al., America and Alfred Stieglitz (New York, 1934), pl. XXV – B

Robert Doty, Photo-Secession: Photography as a Fine Art (Rochester: George Eastman House, 1960), pl. 7

Doris Bry, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1965), pl. 7 

Dorothy Norman, Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer (New York, 1973), pl. X

Robert Doty, Photography in America (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974), p. 99

William Innes Homer, Stieglitz and the American Avant-Garde (Boston, 1977), pl. 8

Karen Tsujimoto, Images of America: Precisionist Painting and Modern Photography (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982), p. 91

Sarah Greenough and Juan Hamilton, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 1983), pl. 15

Maria Morris Hambourg and Christopher Phillips, The New Vision: Photography Between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989), p. 6

Alfred Stieglitz (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995), pl. 4

Richard Whelan, ed., Stieglitz on Photography: His Selected Essays and Notes (Aperture, 2000), p. 187

Sarah Greenough, Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 2000), pls. 277-80

Therese Mulligan, ed., The Photography of Alfred Stieglitz: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Enduring Legacy (Rochester: George Eastman House, 2000), fig. 17 and pl. 6

Signed large-format photogravures of The Hand of Man are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.