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Inscription

lower left in pencil: SAUNDERS R; lower right: various inscriptions; over entire painting: stenciled notations

Provenance

Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr. [1952-1997], Washington; gift 1996 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1986
Afro-American Abstract Artists, 1945-1985, The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Washington, 1986, no. 13, cover repro.
1989
African-American Artists, 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, more than twenty venues, January 1989 - November 1992, no. 39, fig. 58.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1 March - 27 July 2008, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1989
Patton, Sharon F. "The Search for Identity 1950-1987" in African-American Artists 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection. Smithsonian Institution; Washington, D.C. 1989: 96-104.