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signed by artist, lower right in negative: NYC [vertical] / VAN DER ZEE [vertical] / 1926; on verso, signed by artist, center in graphite: James Van Der Zee / 1926 / Sisters; artist's stamp center in black ink


The Estate of James Van Der Zee; by inheritance to Donna Van Der Zee, New York; (Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York), by 1999; NGA purchase, 2000.

Exhibition History

Van Der Zee: Photographer, 1886 - 1983, The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., October 22, 1993 - February 13, 1994.
Harlem Renaissance, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, 2009, unnumbered catalogue.
Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2016 - 2017, unnumbered catalogue.


Van Der Zee: Photographer, 1886 - 1983. Exh. cat. The National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C., 1993: 112 (right).

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