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Inscription

by artist, upper center to upper right in graphite: Souvenir d'un passage à Paris / (monogram) A Besnard. 1898; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 31 5(underlined) x 24; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: [6224?] / c. 46; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: filets brou les rouges / [sepia?] clair les [noirs?]; by unknown hand, lower center in graphite: [not deciphered]

Provenance

Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; 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: 174 (color).