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Inscription

lower left in graphite: hand taken out and put in again. / arm shortened. Top of head taken out, / & made less high, more stipple on cloak, arm straightened, top of cradle / by later hand?, upper left verso in black ink by unknown hand: 13

Provenance

Rachel Austin and Clare Calder (the artist's daughters); acquired 2012 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
2001
Drawings and Prints by Robert Sargent Austin, with a Complete Catalog of His Prints. London: Fine Art Society, 2001, no. 112.