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lower left in plate: JD Smillie / Aug. '91; lower right of plate in graphite: 4th proof; lower left corner in graphite by unknown hand: [not deciphered]

Provenance

William and Abigail Gerdts, New York; gift to NGA, 2018

Bibliography
1992
Witthoft, Brucia. The Fine-Arts Etchings of James David Smillie, 1833-1909: Catalogue Raisonné . Wales, UK: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992, p. 202, no. 69.
1998
Danly, Susan and Bruce Weber. For Beauty and for Truth: The William and Abigail Gerdts Collection of American Still Life. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, c.1998: 87.
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