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Inscription

lower right corner in graphite by unknown hand: 10

Text at bottom on plate:
Painted by T Sully. / Engraved by C. Goodman & R Piggot / As a Memorial of a Beloved Preceptor, / This Portrait of the Late / John Syng Dorsey M.D. / Professor of Anatomy in the University of Pennsylvania / Was caused to be Engraved by his Private Pupils [last line of incription has been trimmed]

Provenance

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art