lower right in black ink: Kemble; lower left in graphite by unknown hand: [not deciphered] plate on or before / cactus from Mexico - Century; lower center in graphite by unknown hand: 10 1/2 - 13 1/2 / [not deciphered] - 19 1/2; lower right in brown ink by unknown hand: 3 1/2 / 91233 / 20; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: Ro[not deciphered]; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: $3.00 [circled]; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: RA; verso in blue colored pencil: Cty. / a 173 [circled] / Kemble, EW / P / 11 x13 / 30 -190 / 35; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: Century / Magazine / E. W. Kemble / a very famous / illustrator / Cactus from Mexico / June 1885
Marks and Labels
embossed lower left: BRISTOL BOARD EXTRA SUPER [circled] / A N C N Y [with clover]
Mr. E. Maurice Bloch, Los Angeles, California; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1960; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- The Artist as Illustrator, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1981, no. 18
- Smalley, Eugene V. "In and Out of the New Orleans Exposition." Century Magazine 30 (June 1885): pp. 185-199.
- 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. 123, no. 830.