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Inscription

lower left in plate: J. E. COSTIGAN; lower left in graphite: The Bathers; lower right in graphite: J. E. Costigan N.A.; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: 463

Marks and Labels

stamped right center verso in black ink: F.B.B. (circled)

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, VA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
2000
Costigan, Daniel M., and David Butler. The Graphic Works of John Edward Costigan (1888-1972). Terre Haute, IN: Swope Art Museum, 2000, p. 33.
2016
Windisch, Gail, and Sylvan Cole, Jr. Art for Every Home: An Illustrated Index of Associated American Artists Prints, Ceramics, and Textile Designs. Manhattan: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 2016, p. 24, no. 135.