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Inscription

by artist, center left in pen and black ink: Dear IKJ [or KJ] (in monogram) / Your letter was far too / flattering. You are / an amazing sympathetic / listener. Someday I / hope to have the privilege / of meeting you again. / Yours ever sincerely / Mortimer Menpes; by artist, center right in pen and black ink: J. Toole / M.M.

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).