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Inscription

upper right in graphite: "Whats poor niggers going to do." / greys of all colors / incontrast / with brown / and black; left center in graphite: W. S. M.; lower left on dress of figure in graphite: grey; lower left in graphite: W. S. M. / Dec. 3d a fine day; lower right in graphite: W. S. M. Dec-3-66 / White coat - light skirt / dark pants, brown bodice / Now Jim, cut me some / wood - or go without your / dinner

Provenance

Norman Hirsch, New York, NY; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1947; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art