Alfred Stieglitz - The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation, Part 2 New York Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Doris Bry, New York, 1994

  • Literature

    Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (Volume One), no. 55
    The American Amateur Photographer, December 1891, Vol. 3, No. 12, p. 485
    The Photographic Times, 21 July 1893, Vol. 23, p. 389
    Flint, 'What is 291?,' The Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 1937, p. 5

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made early in Stieglitz’s career, November Days was an image that retained importance for the photographer throughout his life. He included it in several significant exhibitions of his work in the late 19th century, including his first solo show at the New York Camera Club in 1899. November Days, like The Terminal of Lot 15, is one of the early images Stieglitz reincorporated into his exhibition repertoire beginning in the 1920s, and the print offered here dates from that time. Rendered as a gelatin silver print, this photograph seems consonant with the landscapes, tree studies, and Equivalents Stieglitz made at Lake George in his later years. This similarity is enhanced by the modern presentation—flush-mounted, and mounted again to larger board—that Stieglitz favored at the time for his exhibition prints. He hung November Days in his 1935 solo exhibition at An American Place, alongside similarly re-evaluated early images and newer work.


November Days

Gelatin silver print, printed 1920s or 1930s, flush-mounted and mounted again.
7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (19.1 x 13.3 cm)

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $16,250

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The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation, Part 2

New York 4 April 2017