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Inscription

upper right reverse, on the original canvas: RAUSCHENBERG / 52 / BLACK PAINTING; upper left reverse, on the lining, signed by the artist in 1984: BLACK PAINTING [each word underlined] / BOB RAUSCHENBERG / 1952

Provenance

The artist; by gift or trade c. 1959/1960 to Jasper Johns, New York;[1] gift 2013 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1996
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945 to 1995, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1996, no. 131.
2009
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2009-2010, no. 93, repro.
Bibliography
1996
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945 to 1995. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996: no. 131.