lower left on stone: W Rau
text on stone:
Album of Virginia. / Taken from Nature by Ed. Beyer / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1857 by Ed. Beyer in the Clerks Office of the District of Virginia / Rau & Son, Lith. Dresden. / View from the Hawks Nest / Fayette County Va.
William W. Corcoran, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1876; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art