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Inscription

by later hand, upper center verso in blue ink: Possibly a sketch connected with / "The Return of the Messengers of the Promised Land", / exhibited RA 1908, and now in the / Johannesburg Museum. / Haldane MacFall was the art critic of / the [News?] Chronicle, and an [Not deciphered] ad[mirer?] / of Brangwyn.; by later hand, center right verso in graphite, circled: 11110; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: 8 x 7; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: orig sketch / Brangwyn; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 40; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: [Not deciphered] / Beige / [Not deciphered] pencil at Bottom / [Not deciphered]

Provenance

Haldane Macfall [1860-1928], London; (Brian Sewell, London, 1980); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1980; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 167 (color).