signed by artist, along bottom in black ink: "Head bowed on his shoulder, now and then, he listened." My father Louis Ginsberg in his velvet chair 1976 the year / he died. See poems in "Don't Grow Old" series for further explanation. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: #104/3801 / BK6 # 28A neg4 + 4A / 1975; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-373; bottom right in graphite: GDC-711
Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary S. Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2010.