on side of base: THE HON-LADY NEAVE FECE FARE / QUESTO RICORDO PEI SUOI 3 FIGLI; on end of base: R. VILLA DI MARLIA / 15 MARZO 20 1883
Purchased 1980s with two other sculptures of hands by William H. and Abigail Booth Gerdts, New York; gift 2018 to NGA.
Associated NamesGerdts, William H., Dr. and Mrs.
- For Beauty and For Truth: The William and Abigail Gerdts Collection of American Still Life, Mead Art Museum, Amherst; Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, 1998, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 4.