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Inscription

lower right in graphite: John S Sargent / Cairo; upper left verso in pen and black ink by unknown hand: 150 Cairo / J.S.S. signed / E.S.; upper right verso in red crayon by unknown hand: 6/37; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: (3)

Provenance

Emily Sargent, 1925; Violet Sargent (Mrs. Francis Ormond), 1936; her daughter Reine Ormond (Mrs. Hugo Pitman), 1955; Pawsey & Payne, London; Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1961, lot 67, bt. Sir G. McKinnon, as 'Bethlehem'; Albany Gallery, London, 1967; Hugh Ransom, London; Brian Sewell, London; Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, c. 1972; bequest to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 138-139, no. 59 (entry by Josephine Rodgers).