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Inscription

by artist, center right in brush and blue wash: MFOO; by later hand, lower left verso in black crayon: 82; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: XXXIVI79; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: [(2Blal)?]; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: (circled) #19

Marks and Labels

estate stamp, lower right verso in purple ink : ME (in monogram) / NACHLASS / ERICH / MALLINA (enclosed in a rectangle); by unknown hand, lower center in blind stamp: NORMAL PAPIER No 28 "SCHLOGLMUHL"

Provenance

(Shepherd Gallery Associates, Inc., New York, by 1977). Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Exhibition History
1973
Erich Mallina 1873-1954. C. M. Nebehay Art Gallery, Vienna, 1973, no. 79 (one of two studies for book illustrations).
1977
Austrian Art: Viennese Art from 1890 to 1918. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, 1977, no. 42.
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: 177 (color).