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The Pool

A work made of platinum print.
© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of platinum print.

Date:

1899

Artist:

Edward Steichen
American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973

About this artwork

For more on the Alfred Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, along with in-depth object information, please visit the website: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.

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Artist

Edward Steichen

Title

The Pool

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1899

Medium

Platinum print

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, on mount, lower center, in graphite: "[graphic signature with flower and S]"; verso, on mount, upper left: "[MOMA loan label]"; inscribed verso, on mount, center, in graphite: "Steichen's first "Masterpiece" (1900) / AS / May 23 / 1929 [not entirely legible/crossed out]"; verso, center, in graphite: "The Pool [underlined] / The Original Print (Platinum) / bought from Stiechen 1900 for / $5 00 [underlined] (New York) / Alfred Stieglitz"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "Bought in 1901 [double underlined]"; verso, lower right, diagonally, in graphite: "Steichen"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "54" [encircled]; verso, lower right, in graphite: "21/59"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "AIC C/E 61.171.6 / 61.279"; verso, upper left, in graphite: "23" [encircled]; verso, upper left, in graphite: "26" [crossed out]; verso, upper left, in graphite: "no glass[?]" [underlined]; verso, upper left, in graphite: "Stieglitz"; verso, upper right, in graphite: "Cut from [illegibile] to R 13 7/8 x 17 1/2 [crossed out]"; verso, upper right, in graphite: "[?] 1/4 107-29[?] / R 13 7/8 x 17[?] / [illegible]"

Dimensions

21.3 × 16.1 cm (image) 43.2 × 34 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.873

Copyright

© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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