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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The City of Ambitions/1910, printed in or before 1913,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35459 (accessed November 18, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    City of Ambition
    1910, printed 1911
    photogravure
    Key Set Number 341
    same negative
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The City of Ambition
    1910, printed 1929/1934
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 343
    same negative

Stieglitz Collections

A corresponding print was given to the following institution(s) by Alfred Stieglitz during his lifetime, or was received or acquired from the estate:

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949.836

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 129, folder 2495 

George Eastman Museum, Rochester 74:0052:0072

Library of Congress, Washington, PH-15 B

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.15

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 50.834

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949-18-52

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1797

Inscription

by Alfred Stieglitz, 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, on backing board, lower left, in graphite: 130-D

by later hand, upper left, in blue pencil: 437; stamped, in black ink: 25635

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
1983
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984
1992
Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993
1996
City of Ambition: Artists and New York, 1900–1960, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 3–October 27, 1996
2001
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 38.
1994
Bender, Thomas, and Carl E. Schorske, eds. 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, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 342.
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