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Inscription

lower left on stone: Mordi / Gassner / 1936; lower left in graphite: Giraffes: The Tenderness of Nature; lower center in graphite: To Dr. Gordon-; lower right in graphite: Mordi Gassner / Oct 26 1945; lower right edge in graphite by unknown hand: K / Jan. 26 / Brown Board / 661

Provenance

Dorothy Gordon Pocinki; by inheritance to her son, Alan Pocinki, Potomac, MD; acquired 2011 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
2016
Windisch, Gail, and Sylvan Cole, Jr. Art for Every Home: An Illustrated Index of Associated American Artists Prints, Ceramics, and Textile Designs. Manhattan: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 2016, p. 25, no. 148.