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Inscription

proper left side of base: HERBERT ADAMS c[copyright symbol] SC MCMXXVIII; proper right side of base: GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS

Provenance

Lawrence collection, Cleveland, in the late 1920s. Morris "Mushy" Wexler, Cleveland. Rudolph Khol, Cleveland; by descent in his family; (sale, Ewolfs Auction Gallery, Cleveland, 14-15 December 2000, no. 103); (James Graham & Sons, New York); purchased 29 July 2002 by NGA.

Bibliography
1929
The American Magazine of Art XX, no. 5 (May 1929): 259, repro. (reference to the model).
1930
"Sculpture Shown in Exhibition of Sculpture in the Open Air, Harrisburg, PA." The American Magazine of Art 21, no. 10 (October 1930): 546, repro. (reference to the model).
1937
Brookgreen Gardens: Sculpture by Herbert Adams. Illustrated pamphlet, Brookgreen Gardens, North Carolina, 1937: pl. 1 (reference to the model).
1941
The Villager XI, no. 44 (3 February 1941): 1 (reference to the model).
1968
Proske, Beatrice Gilman. Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 1968: 27 (reference to the model).
2000
Hyson, Marilyn Gage. Profile of Herbert Adams, 1858-1945, sculptor. Princeton, MA, 2000:60 (reference to the model).
2005
American Garden Sculpture of the Country Place Era, 1890-1940. Exh. cat. James Graham & Sons, New York, 2005: no. 1, frontispiece (not in the exhibition).