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lower right in charcoal: Vedder; lower center verso in graphite: Eclipse of the Sun by the Moon

Provenance

the artist, Rome, Italy; Anita Herriman Vedder (daughter of the artist), Rome, Italy, 1923; American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 1954; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1955; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1978
Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1978-1979
1980
The Human Form: Contemporary American Figure Drawing and the Academic Tradition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1980, no. 14
Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 81, no. 508.