Graphite inscriptions at bottom of overmat at center: " 'du Nouveau Cirque' E. 1147". In a different hand at LR, "dessin original [underlined]". In different hands, also LR, various numbers and letters. Collector's stamp at LL of stylized overlapping letters within a triangle [possibly a combination of J-B-R, sequence unknown]. Self stick labels "R 4 / 54"; dealer's price annotation "75,000-- / 150 N. f." Graphite inscriptions on back mat "A été gravé sur bois sur le programme de l'Ouverture du 'Nouveau Cirque' / Exsteens 1147"; Same collector's stamp at LL. Same collector's stamp on verso, LL of primary support.
Joseph F. McCrindle; to Estate of Joseph F. McCrindle; by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: September 16, 2009)
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection