Alfred Stieglitz autochrome, 1907.


Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz autochrome, 1907.

Alfred Stieglitz autochrome, 1907.

This collection contains one autochrome in a glass mount, 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. (124 x 92 mm.), produced by Alfred Stieglitz in 1907. The autochrome is titled "Kitty" and is of the artist's daughter Katherine. John Wood described this autochrome: "A variant of this portrait of Stieglitz's daughter Katherine is in the collection of the Chicago Art Institute. It is one of the most beautiful of the many portraits of Kitty, who was often photographed by Stieglitz and was the subject of autochromes by Steichen and Eugene. Tragically within days of the birth of her son in 1923, she succumbed to post partum dementia praecox and remained institutionalized until her death in 1971." (See: Wood, The Art of the Autochrome: The Birth of Color Photography, pl. 9.).

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 (person)

Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, founder of the Photo-Secession Group, gallery owner, and editor and publisher of photography magazines, most notably, Camera Work. Frank Hermann was an American painter, who spent most of his career in Germany, where he associated with several avant-garde art groups. Childhood friends, Stieglitz and Herrmann were schoolmates, spent time together when Stieglitz was in Europe, and visited each other in the United States when Herrmann returned in 1919....