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on verso, signed by artist, on strip of masking tape affixed to lower left corner in black ink: 1ST CIGARETTE / 15 [circled] / Robert Frank / 1951; by unknown hand, on white label affixed to top right corner in graphite: RF.665; in black ink: (M); on white label affixed to lower right corner in black ink: RF-1081 / YAJIMA


Robert Frank, New York; (Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York); Betsy Karel, Washington, DC, 2003; gift to NGA, 2014.

Exhibition History
Robert Frank: London/Wales, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 10-July 14, 2003
Robert Frank: Storylines, Tate Modern, London, 28 October 2004 - 23 January 2005; Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 8 February - 11 April 2005; Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz, 3 September - 20 November 2005
Robert Frank: London/Wales. Exh. cat. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2003: 111.