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Inscription

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

Marks and Labels

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

Provenance

Estate of Virginia Livingston Hunt through the Washington Home for the Incurables, Washington, DC; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1969; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1982
William Dolan Fletcher. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time. New Haven: Eastern Press, 1982. pp. 146-147, no. 218.