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Inscription

lower left in plate: Rome 1917; lower left in graphite: 2e Etat Epreuve d'artiste; lower right in graphite: Besnard; by later hand, lower center in graphite: 178

Provenance

Vente Albert Besnard (stamped on verso, Lugt undescribed); Professor and Mrs. Daniel Bell, Cambridge; gift to NGA, 1993.

Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.