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on verso, signed by artist, upper center in graphite: Alma Lavenson; center, stamped in black ink: ALMA LAVENSON / 58 WILDWOOD GARDENS / PIEDMONT II, CALIF.; by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: Self Portrait / 1932; lower right edge: #104


Alma Lavenson, Piedmont, CA; Susan Ehrens, Emeryville, CA; Private Collection; (Christie's, New York, 12 October 2000, no. 44, as Self-Portrait); (Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco); Private Collection, San Francisco; NGA purchase (through Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, CT), 2014.

Exhibition History
"Alma Lavenson: Photographs," The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (March 8 - April 24, 1988)
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3 – July 26, 2015