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Nearing Land
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    born: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Nearing Land, 1904
  • Camera Work XII, October 1905
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photogravure
  • Paper Type: rice paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21.6 x 17.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1976.0043

Black-and-white image of the side of a ship. The interior of the ship, in the right side of the image, is crowded with figures, as is the lower interior of the ship, in the bottom right quadrant of the image. There is a single, male figure standing on the left side of the ship, leaning forward and holding onto several ropes. There are several ropes crossing diagonally across the image, from the left side of the ship toward the top right corner of the image. There is another ship in the background, in the top center of the image. The horizon line is very high, with only a thin strip of sky visible.