The J. Paul Getty Museum

La Cigale

Object Details

Title:

La Cigale

Artist/Maker:

Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879 - 1973)

Culture:

American

Place:

France (Place Created)

Date:

negative 1901; print 1908

Medium:

Waxed gum bichromate over platinum print

Object Number:

2014.5

Dimensions:

31.4 × 27 cm (12 3/8 × 10 5/8 in.)

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Object Description

A nude woman bending over, facing away from the camera.

Provenance
Provenance
October 1987

Christie's (New York), sold, Christie's, New York, October 1987, lot 224, to Raymond Kassar

1987 - 2014

Raymond E. Kassar, American, 1928 - 2017, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Palette of Light: Hand-crafted Photographs, 1898 - 1914 (March 15 to June 19, 1994)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), March 15 to June 19, 1994
Bibliography
Bibliography

Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Work. (April 1906).

Naef, Weston J. The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978), p. 457, pl. 484.

Margolies, Marianne Fulton. Alfred Stieglitz Camera Work: A Pictorial Guide. (New York: Dover Publications, 1978), p. 42.

Smith, Joel. Edward Steichen: The Early Years. (Princeton: Princeton University Press with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999), pl. 31.

Steichen, Joanna, ed. Steichen's Legacy: Photographs, 1895-1973. (New York: Knopf, 2000), pl. 119.

Daniel, Malcolm. Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand: Masterworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), pl. 65.

Faber, Monica, ed. Heinrich Kuehn and his American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen (Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2012), p. 78.