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Music: A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs (No. 1)

In this photograph, Alfred Stieglitz kept detail to a minimum, isolating a lone white house in a composition of overall darkness that is dramatically torn into two zones as the impending storm chases away the remnants of clear sky. The title of the work suggests that the image could be...

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On backing board, on label, in black ink, in Stieglitz's hand: Music - (A Series of Ten Pictures/no. 1 of this series./Photograph by/Alfred Stieglitz/1922/Negative & Print made by/Alfred Stieglitz in/Lake George, N.Y./1922/Print no. 4 made from this/negative

Provenance

Artist; by whom given to MFA April 1924.

Credit Line

Gift of Alfred Stieglitz

Copyright

© Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1922

Accession Number

24.1732

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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