Apr 19, 2018 - Sale 2474

Sale 2474 - Lot 33

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
The Steerage. Silver print, the image measuring 8x6 1/4 inches (20.3x15.9 cm.), the sheet 10x8 inches (19.7x15.9 cm.), with notations, in pencil and in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1907; printed circa 1940s

Additional Details

Originally from the Collection of Bernard Karpel, who was chief librarian at New York's Museum of Modern Art from 1942-1973. According to his New York Times obituary, "Mr. Karpel built up the book collection by making use of an extensive range of personal contacts that he maintained not only with book collectors and dealers around the world, but also with artists."

Stieglitz, Camera Work Number 36, October 1911, pl. IX.

Waldo et al., America & Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait (The Literary Guild), pl. XXVII-B.

Norman, Alfrted Stieglitz: An American Seer, p. 65.

Newhall, The History of Photography: From 1938 to the Present Day (The Museum of Modern Art/George Eastman House), p. 112.

Bry, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographer (Museum of Fine Arts), p. 8.

Greenough and Hamilton, Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs & Writings (Bulfinch/the National Gallery of Art), pl. 18.

Greenough, Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (Bulfinch/the National Gallery of Art), p. 140, pl. 30.

Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, Volume One 1886-1922 (Abram/the National Gallery of Art), pp. 190-194, cat. nos. 310-14.