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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, top left center in graphite: 400 / 2C-3-27; top right center cursive script initials in graphite: [?]; top right in orange pencil: B; by unknown hand, center left perpendicular circled in graphite: 73; center right perpendicular in pencil and blue pen: Billy Strayhorn, Paul Gonsalves / + / Duke; by LIFE MAGAZINE, bottom center inverted stamp in purple ink: LIFE PHOTO BY / GORDON PARKS ... / DATE / 7/15/60 / SET NO. / 60400 [?]

Provenance

Gordon Parks, New York; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999; acquired by NGA, 2015.