From the Back Window – 291

Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)
Platinum print
25.1 x 20.2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 850
At the turn of the century, Stieglitz's duties as gallery owner, publisher, editor, and promoter left him little time to photograph. When the mood struck him, however, which began to happen with some frequency about 1915, he did not look far afield but photographed his colleagues at the gallery and the view from his window with a modernist rigor exceeded only by Strand.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso, upper center: "W"; center right: "1H"
Alfred Stieglitz, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pictorialism in New York, 1900-1915," February 10, 1998–May 31, 1998.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Charles Sheeler's Contemporaries," June 3, 2003–August 17, 2003.

Whitney Museum of American Art. "Picasso and American Art," September 28, 2006–February 4, 2006.

Art Gallery of New South Wales. "Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years," June 10, 2010–August 15, 2010.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand," November 8, 2010–April 10, 2011.

Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2002. no. 418.

Annear, Judy. Alfred Stieglitz: The Lake George Years. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2010. p. 60.

See variants in: Doris Bry, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1965, pl.11, and Sarah Greenough/Juan Hamilton, Alfred Stieglitz, Photographs & Writings, New York: National Gallery of Art/Callaway Editions, 1983, pl.21. Bry titles and dates the photograph: "From the Window - "291", 1915" and Greenough/Hamilton title and date the photograph: "From the Back-Window, "291", 1915".