Signed and dated at lower right: Beckmann St. L 48
November 20, 1948, sold by the artist to Perry T. Rathbone (b. 1911 - d. 2000), St. Louis and Boston [see note 1]; 1992, gift of Perry T. Rathbone to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1992) NOTES:  The portrait of Rathbone was executed between October and November, 1948. On its progress and acquisition (as recorded by Beckmann), see Erhard Göpel and Barbara Göpel, Max Beckmann: Katalog der Gemälde (Bern, 1976), vol. 1, cat. no. 773, pp. 465-466. Rathbone, director of the MFA from 1955 until 1972, was a friend and supporter of the artist.
Gift of Perry T. Rathbone
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