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lower left plate printed in black ink: [monogram of the artist]; lower left in graphite: II; lower right in graphite; John Taylor Arms 1951; lower center in graphite: Sketch, Cordes - Impression from a Demonstration Plate drawn, / etched and printed in 2 3/4 hrs, in a Demonstration of "The Making of / an Etching" at The Library of Congress, Washington, DC., May 22, / 1951'' / To my dear friends Wilma and Fred Fowler / in affectionate friendship / John Taylor Arms, 1951; lower right in graphite: WC

Marks and Labels

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


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

William Dolan Fletcher. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time. New Haven: Eastern Press, 1982. pp. 268-267, no. 425.