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Inscription

lower right, in graphite: J J '77 ; lower left, in graphite: TRIAL PROOF; on verso, lower left, in graphite: [unknown hand] JJ77-842; on verso, lower right, in graphite: [unknown hand] First/ ① Line Drawing / ② 2⁰ Line Drawing

Marks and Labels

blind stamp: © [chop of Gemini G.E.L.]; on verso, stamped in gray: © Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles; STONY JOHNS, INC

Provenance

Acquired by NGA in 2008 directly from the artist.

Bibliography
1994
Field, Richard. The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993. New York: Universal Limited Art Editions: 1994.