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lower left plate printed in black ink: "Ugly Devil"; lower right plate printed in black ink: "Eyes"; lower right in graphite: John Taylor Arms - 1924; lower left in graphite by unknown hand: Gargoyle Studies / [not deciphered]INN; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: P792 [circled] / 73-056-OWX

Provenance

Mark and Bryan Leithauser, Washington, DC; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Bibliography
1982
William Dolan Fletcher. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time. New Haven: Eastern Press, 1982. pp. 106-107, no. 148.