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Inscription

upper center: TO / JOHN JACOB ABEL / MCMXXV; lower left: H.A. MCMXXV [copyright symbol]; lower center: FOR HIS OUTSTANDING / CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE / FROM THE RESEARCH CORPORATION

Provenance

The artist; by inheritance to his wife, Adeline Adams [1859-1948, née Adeline Valentine Pond], Brooklyn; gift 19 October 1945 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1930
Loan to display with permanent collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1930-1945.