The Dying Chestnut Tree (Dead Tree, Lake George)

Alfred Stieglitz, American, 1864 - 1946



Gelatin silver print mounted on card

Sheet: 9 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (23.5 × 15.4 cm)

Sheet: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Louise (Weezie) and John (Launny) Steffens, Class of 1963, Class of 1991P



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, titled, and inscribed, in graphite, on original backing: Dead Tree - Lake George / (original print) / Alfred Stieglitz [underlined with slightly scrolled form]; labeled, on frame backing, lower right: BONNI / BENRUBI / GALLERY, INC [centered gallery logo, each line underlined] / Alfred Stieglitz [in bold] / Dead Tree, Lake George, circa 1925 [underlined] / Gelatin silver print / Signature and title on card [label information adjusted left] / 52 EAST 76th STREET / NEW YORK, NY 10021 [centered, line above address]

Exhibition History

Art for Dartmouth, Citrin Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 14-November 25, 2019.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 12 - July 22, 2022.


The Estate of Alfred Stieglitz; to Doris Bry (1923-2014); to Daniel Wolf, New York, New York; to Bonni Benrubi Gallery Inc., New York, New York; sold to John and Louise Steffens, New York, New York, about 1980s; given to present collection, 2019.

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