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Inscription

lower left corner in black ink: J Pennell; left edge in graphite by unknown hand: 11[not deciphered]4 - 6 July 23d / K - Reduce to this; lower left in black ink by unknown hand: W. W. Corcoran / From a Photo - / Taken in Paris - about 1840; lower center in graphite by unknown hand: Corcoran Art Gallery; lower right in graphite by unknown hand: Haste!!! - Plated wanted / July 25 without fail / 7/22; center verso in charcoal by unknown hand: not used [vertically]; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: 12 x 16; lower right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 24 - 815

Marks and Labels

stamped center verso in purple: PROPERTY OF THE CENTURY CO., / 743 BROADWAY, NEW YORK / NOTORIZED ENGRAVERS / 1. Four fine proofs are required. / 2. No proofs of engravings made for / any publication of THE CENTURY CO. are to / be shown by engravers before publication, / without the consent of the company. / 3. No proofs are to be publicly exhibited / without permission and when exhibited, / credit must be given to the publication / for which they were engraved.

Provenance

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

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. 122, no. 817.