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Inscription

upper center in pen and black ink: BOYS, IF / YOU CAN / STILL ASCEND, / YOU'RE THE / REAL / THINGS!; lower left center in pen and black ink: OH, / LOOK / AT THE / HEAVY- / WEIGHTS!; lower right center [vertical]: WRIGHT/ BROTHERS; lower right in pen and black ink: C.K.Berryman; lower center in pen and black ink: CARRYING BALLAST; center verso in graphite by unknown hand: 21 x 20 1/2

Provenance

the artist, Washington, DC; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art