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Inscription

lower right in black ink: E NYE; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: $10.00 / 3 [circled]; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: THE RED STEAMSHOVEL [underlined]

Provenance

Charles Dunn, Washington, DC; John Dunn and Janice Dunn Rosenberg, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1979; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1979
Edgar Nye, Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, DC, 1979, no. 34
1983
The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, 1983-1984
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. 172, no. 1168.