Alfred Stieglitz - Photographs London Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Robert Mapplethorpe
    Sotheby's, New York, Photographs from the Collection of Robert Mapplethorpe, 24 May 1982, lot 294

  • Literature

    Camera Work, Number 36, October 1911, p. 39
    Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1965, pl. 8
    D. Norman, Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer, New York: Random, 1973, pl. XVI
    A. Stieglitz et al., Camera Work: A Pictorial Guide, New York: Dover, 1978, p. 100
    J. Green & J. Friedman, A Critical History of American Photography, New York: Abrams, 1984, p. 195
    Alfred Stieglitz, Boston: Bulfinch, 1996, pl. 18
    R. Whelan, Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography, Boston, Little, Brown, 1995, n.p.
    20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig Cologne, Cologne: Taschen, 1996, p. 673
    S. Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, Vol. One, cat. no. 310, Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2002
    H.-M. Koetzle, Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Pictures, Hong Kong: Taschen, 2008, p. 135

  • Catalogue Essay

    This large-format photogravure of Alfred Stieglitz’s seminal image The Steerage was originally held in renowned photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s personal collection, which was subsequently sold at auction in 1982.


The Steerage

Large format photogravure on vellum, printed circa 1913.
33 x 26.3 cm (12 7/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

£20,000 - 30,000 

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London Auction 22 November 2022