Inscription

on edge of base: David Smith CI.III 10-22-62

Provenance

The artist [1906-1965], Bolton Landing, New York; his estate; sold by the estate by 1969 to (Marlborough Galleries, New York); purchased 17 November 1977 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1982
David Smith: Seven Major Themes, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, no. 3 of Circles, repro.
2000
Crossroads of American Sculpture, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2000-2001, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2011
David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2011-2012, fig. 41.
Bibliography
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 36, repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 44, repro.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 272, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 220, repro.
1995
Marshall, Albert. "A Study of the Surfaces of David Smith's Sculpture." Studies in the History of Art 51 (1995): 96-97, 100-101, 103-104, repro. 100.