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lower left, in plate: AS / 1910; all on backing board: center, on Collection of Alfred Stieglitz label, in black ink: Alfred Stieglitz / The City of Ambitions / Original Gravure (underlined) / Original neg. 4x5. Made in 1910. Proof / shown at Stieglitz exhibition, March 1913.; by Doris Bry, lower left, in graphite: 130-D; all upper left: by later hand, in blue pencil: 437; stamped, in black ink: 25635

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 38.
1992
NGA Stieglitz 1992, no. 40.
1996
City of Ambition: Artists and New York, 1900-1960, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 3 July-27 October 1996.
2001
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001, no. 31.
Bibliography
1911
Camera Work 36 (October 1911): pl. 1 ("City of Ambition, 1910").
1912
Routledge, George. "The London Secession Pictures," Photograms of the Year 1911-1912. New York, 1912: 36 ("The City of Ambitions").
1944
Thomas Craven, "Stieglitz --Old Master of the Camera," Saturday Evening Post 216:28 (8 January 1944): 15. ("The City of Ambition").
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 38.
1994
Bender, Thomas and Carl E. Schorske. Budapest and New York, Studies in Metropolitan Transformation: 1870-1930. New York, 1994, fig. 11.8.
1994
Gerdts, William H. Impressionist New York. New York, 1994: 120, fig. 89.
1996
City of Ambition: Artists and New York, 1900-1960. Exh. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1996, 11.
2000
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001, no. 31.
2002
Greenough 2002, cat. 342.