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Inscription

lower left in plate: J.D. Smillie; lower right in plate: No. 10. 1879; lower left edge in graphite by unknown hand: "Up the Hill"; upper center verso in graphite by unknown hand: "Up the Hill" / Original etching by Jas. D. Smillie

Marks and Labels

stamped center verso in black ink: F.B.B. [circled]

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, Virginia; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1886
Koehler, S.R. American Etchings: A Collection of Twenty Original Etchings, by Moran, Parrish, Ferris, Smillie, and others. Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1886, p. 29.
1992
Witthoft, Brucia. The Fine-Arts Etchings of James David Smillie, 1833-1909: Catalogue Raisonné . Wales, UK: Edwin Mellen Press,1992, p. 86, no. 12.