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Inscription

on top of the base, proper right: A. STL Eberle; underneath the base, a Corcoran Gallery of Art loan number: L46.15

Provenance

The artist; bequest 1968 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington;[1] acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1914
Possibly Exhibition of Sculpture by Chester Beach, Abastenia St. L. Eberle, Mahonri Young [on the theme of 'everyday life of the common people'], Macbeth Gallery, New York, 17 February - 2 March 1914, no. 19, as Wading.
1916
Possibly 111th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 6 February - 26 March 1916, no. 654, as Wading.
1932
Small Bronzes by American Sculptors, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1932 (continuing exhibition that opened 8 February 1930).
1975
Loan to display at a State Dinner, The White House, Washington, 15 May 1975.
1980
Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Sculptor (1878-1942), Des Moines Art Center, 15 July - 17 August 1980, no. 17b, repro.
1987
Women at Work: Sculpture from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1987, cat. with unnumbered checklist.
2004

Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 November 2004 - 7 August 2005, unpublished checklist.
2009
American Bronzes from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 29 April 2009 - 2013, no catalogue.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1913
Caffin, Charles. "Sculptures Rich in Life and Art." New York American (1913): 6.
1986
Casteras, Susan P. "Abastenis St. Leger Eberle's White Slave." Woman's Art Journal (Spring/Summer 1986): 32.
1989
Conner, Janis, and Joel Rosenkranz. Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1938. Austin, 1989: 30.