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Inscription

lower center in black ink: Inscribed most affectionately / to / Janie Ratston / who must surely be the most / delightful guest that the / Green mountains have ever / sheltered. / Rockwell - / at Arlington - Christmas - 1924

Provenance

Mrs. Theodore Baldwin, III, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1971; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 176, no. 1195.