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by later hand, front free endpaper, upper left in graphite: First Edition; by later hand, front free endpaper, upper right in black pen: 74-43-19D; by later hand, front free endpaper, upper right in graphite: s4L; by later hand, front free endpaper, upper right in pen and black ink: (within blind stamp GEORGE ALFRED MATTHEW / CAMBRIDGE) 3.3.84. / 18

Provenance

George Alfred Matthew, Cambridge; Charlotte and Arthur Vershbow, Boston; gift to NGA, 1993.

Exhibition History
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, as Ornament for the Poem "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" in Designs by Mr. R...