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Inscription

by artist, center left in pen and black ink, with brush and red wash: Dear KJ. (enclosed in a rectangle) / Here is the sketch / of Irving I promised / to send you. / Yours [most?] Sincerely/Mortimer Menpes; by artist, center right in graphite: M.M.; by artist, lower right in graphite: M. (erased); by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: MC0258

Provenance

(Brian Sewell, London, by 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: 171 (color).