Alfred Stieglitz - The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation New York Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Doris Bry, New York, 1994

  • Literature

    Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (Volume One), no. 54
    The American Amateur Photographer, December 1891, Vol. 3, No. 12, p. 485
    The Photographic Times, 21 July 1893, Vol. 23, p. 389
    'What is 291?,' The Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 1937, p. 5

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made early in Stieglitz’s career, November Days retained its importance for the photographer throughout his life. It is represented here as a platinum print, boldly signed and titled by the photographer on the mount. Stieglitz included this image 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 is one of the early images Stieglitz reincorporated into his exhibition repertoire beginning in the 1920s. Indeed, its crisp depiction of bare trees starkly outlined against the sky seems more in-tune with the Modernist work Stieglitz was then making at Lake George than with Pictorialism. He hung November Days in his 1935 solo exhibition at An American Place alongside similarly reevaluated early images and newer work.


November Days

Platinum print, printed 1895.
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm)
Signed, titled and dated '1895' in pencil on the mount.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $15,000

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The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation

New York 3 October 2017