Original platinum photograph, 7 7/16 inches [18.8 cm.] x 4 7/8 inches [12.5 cm.] Tipped to a gray art paper 10 inches [25.4 cm] x 6 1/4 inches [15.8 cm.] Boldly signed in pencil along the left margin of the mount, and dated '98. There are two caricatures in pencil, in an unknown hand on the reverse of the mount. The image is fine and bright; tipped to an archival rag board with window over mat. Item #52557
Towards the end of Alfred Stieglitz's student days in Europe, he made this exposure near Vienna, June 1890. Sarah Greenough, the curator of photography for the National Gallery of Art, published ALFRED STIEGLITZ / THE KEY SET. In Vol. 1, p. 36 -37, there are three variant prints of this image [ No. 62, 63, and 64]. The first, a platinum print exhibited in 1891 and widely reproduced in magazines and books of the period, shows a slightly wider view, with foliage at the left side and along the horizon line. The next print, also a platinum, was printed 1895/96, and is a bit darker with higher contrast and a greater amount of foliage at the side and horizon. The third print, is a silver gelatin from 1920/1930s, also with a variant cropping.