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Inscription

lower left in graphite by unknown hand: B; upper verso in graphite by unknown hand: WCA 923; center verso in graphite by unknown hand: Y-P_ 2 fl 10 1/2 in._off; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: 18 [circled] / A4227; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: Fisherman 12; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand (upside down): Fisherman / Eastman Johnson

Provenance

(Victor Spark, New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1948; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1972
The Dusseldorf Academy and the Americans, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972-1973
Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 39, no. 275.