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Inscription

lower left in plate: ARMS, 1928; lower right in plate: SAINT GERMAIN L'AUXERROIS; lower center in graphite: John Taylor Arms - 1929

Marks and Labels

embossed lower left: CHICAGO / SOCIETY / OF / ETCHERS; stamped lower right verso in black ink: F.B.B. [circled]

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, VA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1982
Fletcher, William Dolan. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time: The Artist and His Work. New Haven, CT: The Sign of the Arrow, 1982, pp. 144-145, no. 215.
1990
Czestochowski, Joseph S. James Swann: In Quest of a Printmaker, with Presentation Prints of the Chicago Society of Etchers, Prairie Print Makers, and the Woodcut Society. Iowa: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 1990, appendix A, pp. 108-109, no. 19.