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Inscription

on edge of base: David Smith CI.III 10-22-62

Provenance

The artist [1906-1965], Bolton Landing, New York; his estate; sold by the estate by 1969 to (Marlborough Galleries, New York); purchased 17 November 1977 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1982
David Smith: Seven Major Themes, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, no. 3 of Circles, repro.
2000
Crossroads of American Sculpture, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2000-2001, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2011
David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2011-2012, fig. 41.
2014
Raw Color: the Circles of David Smith, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2014, no. 4, figs. 1b, 15.
Bibliography
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 36, repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 44, repro.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 272, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 220, repro.
1995
Marshall, Albert. "A Study of the Surfaces of David Smith's Sculpture." Studies in the History of Art 51 (1995): 96-97, 100-101, 103-104, repro. 100.