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Inscription

center plate printed in black ink: RESTAURANT / GARAGE / DE / CYCLETTES / RESTAURANT / Clovis CARDON; across the lower center plate printed in black ink: EU / BEAU GRDV / SOLDES DUECHEX CAFE DE MARCHE CAFE D'ITALIE RESTAURANT CAFE CHIVOT CAFE DU COMMERCE / MAISON GARDLEUX RESTAURANT CAFE [not deciphered] CAFE/ CAFE CAFE MI IIUM LVII II[not deciphered]; lower right in graphite: John Taylor Arms - 1925

Marks and Labels

center verso collector's stamp in black ink of Frank B. Bistow: F.B.B. [Lugt L.982a]

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1982
William Dolan Fletcher. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time. New Haven: Eastern Press, 1982. pp. 114-115, no. 165.