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Inscription

lower left in plate: [artist's monogram]; lower left in graphite: II; lower right in graphite; John Taylor Arms 1951; lower center in graphite: Sketch, Cordes - Impression from a Demonstration Plate drawn, / etched and printed in 2 3/4 hrs, in a Demonstration of "The Making of / an Etching" at The Library of Congress, Washington, DC., May 22, / 1951'' / To my dear friends Wilma and Fred Fowler / in affectionate friendship / John Taylor Arms, 1951; lower right edge in graphite: WC

Marks and Labels

stamped lower center verso in black ink: F.B.B. [circled]

Provenance

Frank B. Bristow, Falls Church, VA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

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. 267-268, no. 425.