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Inscription

lower left in plate: "Ugly Devil"; lower right in plate: "Eyes"; lower right in graphite: John Taylor Arms - 1924; lower left edge in graphite by unknown hand: Gargoyle Studies / [not deciphered]INN; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: P792 [circled] / 73-056-OWX

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leithauser, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Bibliography
1982
Fletcher, William Dolan. John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time: The Artist and His Work. New Haven, CT: The Sign of the Arrow, 1982, pp. 106-107, no. 148.