lower right: A.J.MOTLEY.JR / 1922
The artist [1891-1981], Chicago; by inheritance to his son, Archibald John (Archie) Motley, III [1934-2002], Chicago; joint owner from 1986 with his wife, Valerie Gerrard Browne [b. 1940]; full ownership 2002 to Valerie Gerrard Browne; joint owner from 2017 with her daughter, Mara Hope Gerrard Motley, M.D. [b. 1985], Chicago; purchased February 2018 by NGA.