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Inscription

by later hand, lower right in pen and brown ink: by Madox Brown; by later hand, center verso in graphite: Nr 20 / 20 Imp Mat

Provenance

Artist's sale at T.G. Wharton, 1894; Frederic Shields; Ernestine Mills by 1929; (The Leicester Galleries); (Durlacher Brothers); acquired 1964 by Professor William B. O'Neal [1907-1994], Charlottesville, VA; gift 1987 to the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1923
Paintings and Drawings of the 1860 Period, Tate Gallery, London, 1923, recto only.
1949
The Victorian Romantics, The Leicester Galleries, London, 1949, recto only.
1982
La Bella Mano: Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Decorative Arts, The Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1982, no. 29, recto only.
1985
The English Avant-Garde of the 1880s: Aesthetes, Rebels, and Feminists, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, 1985, recto only.
1993
Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993, no. 49, as Study of the Virgin Mary from "The Ascension", recto only.
1996
Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, 4 May-16 June, 1996, recto only.
Bibliography
1993
NGA O'Neal 1993, no. 49.