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Inscription

lower left in plate: North Portal, Sens; lower right in plate: John Taylor Arms 1929; lower left in black ink: Second State; lower left in graphite: To my friend Frenk G. Kenney - / John Taylor Arms - 1929.; lower center in black ink: John Taylor Arms - 1929.; lower left in black ink by unknown hand: [not deciphered]

Marks and Labels

stamped lower right in black ink: A TIMBRER A L'EXTRAORD. / [coat of arms with three fleur-de-lis and framed by branches] / HTE GARONNE; stamped lower center in black ink: 50 C. EN SUS / [a crown and fleur-de-lis design with flourishes] / LOI DE 1816.; stamped lower left in black ink: TIMBRER ROYAL / [a draped male figure standing next to a column with a fleur-de-lis, holding an open scroll] 750.

Provenance

Virginia Livingston Hunt, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1969; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1982
Fletcher, William Dolan. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time: The Artist and His Work. New Haven, CT: The Sign of the Arrow, 1982, pp. 146-147, no. 218, ii/ii.