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Inscription

by artist, lower right in pen and brown ink: Barrington bore it all with exemplary patience / P.7 Par VI / Mlle de Mersac / [Not deciphered]; by later hand, upper right on flap in graphite: [Not deciphered] (cut off) / Reduce [to?] 6 1/4; by later hand, lower center verso in pen and blue ink: [Not deciphered] (effaced)

Provenance

(Fry Gallery, London); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1968; 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: 169 (color).