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Inscription

lower left corner in pen and black ink: J Pennell; along the left in graphite by unknown hand: 11[not deciphered]4 - 6 July 23d; along the left in graphite by unknown hand: K - Reduce to this; lower left in pen and black ink by unknown hand: W. W. Corcoran / From a Photo - / Taken in Paris - about 1840; lower center in graphite by unknown hand: Corcoran Art Gallery [partially obscured by tape]; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: Haste!!! - Plated wanted / July 25 without fail / 7/22; center verso in charcoal by unknown hand: not used [vertically]; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: 12 x 16 / [not deciphered] lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: [not deciphered] mat; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 24 - 815

Marks and Labels

upper left: [partial blue and cream sticker]; upper right: [partial blue and cream sticker]; center verso purple inkstamp: PROPERTY OF THE CENTURY CO., / 743 BROADWAY, NEW YORK / NOTORIZED ENGRAVERS / 1. Four fine proofs are required. / 2. No proofs of engravings made for / any publication of THE CENTURY CO. are to / be shown by engravers before publication, / without the consent of the company. / 3. No proofs are to be publicly exhibited / without permission and when exhibited, / credit must be given to the publication / for which they were engraved.; lower center verso: [three partial blue and cream stickers]

Provenance

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art