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Inscription

lower left in blue gouache: LA FARGE SAMOA

Provenance

(Doll and Richards, Boston, MA); Joshua Montgomery Sears, Boston, MA, 1898; Mrs. Joshua Montgomery (Sarah Choates) Sears, Boston, MA, 1905; Mrs. J. D. Cameron (Sarah Sears) Bradley, Boston, MA, 1934; Dr. WIlliam H. Smith, New York, 1934; (Childs Gallery, Boston, MA, 1960); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1960; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 76, no. 476.
1987
Adams, Henry, Kathleen A. Foster, et al. John La Farge. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987, p. 116.
1988
Yarnell, James L. "John La Farge and Henry Adams in the South Seas." American Art Journal 20, no. 1 (1988): p. 100.
1998
Yarnell, James L. Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge. New York: V. Jordan Fine Art, 1998, p. 166, fig. 195.