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lower left in graphite: Trial Proof; lower right in graphite: J Johns / '81; lower right corner in graphite by unknown hand: colombe; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: 14 Runs / Proofing Order / A [circled] First / Run / All Plates / Marked #1 / 1 [circled] Orange #1 / 2 [circled] Purple #1 / 3 [circled] Green #1 / 4 [circled] Red #1 / 5 [circled] Blue #1 / 6 [circled] Yellow #1 / B [circled] Second Run - All Plates Marked # 2 / / 1 [circled] Orange #1 / 2 [circled] Purple #1 / 3 [circled] Green #1 / 4 [circled] Red #1 / 5 [circled] Blue #1 / 6 [circled] Yellow #1 / C [circled] Wash Plate - / * Original Base = Transparent / + / Black / + / Stone Purple / + 5% / Black / D [circled] Flat Plate / * Original Base / + / 50% Transparent / JJ79-848

Marks and Labels

embossed lower right: © [Gemini G.E.L.]; stamped lower left verso in gray ink: © Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles / Stony Johns Inc.

Provenance

the artist, Sharon, Connecticut; acquired 2010 by the National Gallery of Art

Associated Names
Johns, Jasper
Bibliography
1966
Gemini G.E.L. Sequence List. Los Angeles, California: Gemini G.E.L., unpublished, no. 956.
1994
Field, Richard S. The Prints of Jasper Johns, 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonné. West Islip, New York: Universal Limited Art Editions, 1994, no. 219.
2011
Ritchie, Charles. Gemini G.E.L. Online Catalogue Raisonné. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2011, no. 26.102. http://www.nga.gov/gemini
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