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by artist, lower right in pen and brown ink: Bernard; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: K (underlined). (mat) by unknown hand, center verso in graphite: x1958 R / 45- / Original example of calligraphy by the famous French writing master, Bernard / p. 4 / # 39 B


Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 173 (color).