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Inscription

lower left: A Gorky / 1939

Provenance

John H. Magruder III (brother-in-law of the artist), Hamilton, Virginia; (Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, 1968); purchased 1971 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2003
Arshile Gorky Drawings Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Menil Collection, Houston, 2003-2004, no. 50.
2009
Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009- 2010, no. 86, repro. (shown only in Philadelphia).
Bibliography
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculptures, Drawings, Prints. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1974:220.
2009
Taylor, Michael R. ed. Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2009-2010, no. 86.