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
In Focus: Platinum Photographs (January 21 to May 31, 2020)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 21 to May 31, 2020
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.