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lower right: Robert Henri; across top reverse: Portrait of / Mrs. George Cotton Smith / by Robert Henri / at Wilkes Barre Pa / Jan 1908 / E 172

Provenance

Commissioned by the sitter's daughter, Amanda Mary Smith Adams [1877-1952], Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania;[1] by inheritance to her son, Dr. George C.S. Adams [1911-1981], Spartanburg, South Carolina; by inheritance to his widow, Adaline Holaday Adams [d. 2003], Spartanburg; gift 1986 to NGA.

Bibliography
1969
Homer, William Innes. Robert Henri and His Circle. Ithaca, 1969: 136.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 200, repro.
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