23.2 x 39.7 cm (9 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
In the upper left corner of the outer frame, in red paint is the RISD accession number "41.012." To the right of this is a new white RISD Museum label.In the upper right inner frame, on a white label is the number typed in red "79.1974" below which is the accession number in red marker "41.012" and to the left of the accession number are the red typewritten letters "JAM". In the upper left corner of the stretcher in red paint is the RISD accession number "41.012".Below the accession number is a circular stamp with writing around the border of the center; in the center of the stamp is probably the word "Paris".To the right of the stamp is the number "3" in pencil. In the upper right corner of the strainer are remnants of a white or cream label, below that label in pencil is the number "645".In the lower center on the verso stretcher is a circular stamp with writing on the border and illegible writing in the middle. In the lower left corner of the stretcher is a circular label on which is written in black "6251".In the lower left corner is a rectangular stamp with the words "Made in France".On the left side of the horizontal brace is what appears to be a set of markings that have been scratched over with blue.To the right of this marking in brown ink and upside down are a series of numbers, possibly a "95..." with several more numbers following that are obscured by the blue markings to the left.In the center of the horizontal brace is an old rectangular label with blue typewritten numbers "3.501" and is struck through with blue.TO the right of this label is a vertical stamp, possibly a "5" or an "S" and then an "F E B" followed by a "19...".In graphite on the right side of the horizontal stretcher are the letters "P H" beneath which is an earlier diamond shaped stamp, with two lines of illegible writing in the center.TO the right of the diamond shaped stamp is a circular stamp with writing on the border, which is illegible. On the vertical cross-bar, on the upper portion is the number "3" and what appears to be an "8" but the third number is illegible.In the upper left quadrant on the canvas is a circular stamp with writing around the border that is illegible. In the upper right quadrant of the canvas in the center is a diamond shaped stamp with a horizontal line of writing that is faded and almost totally illegible.Overlapping with the diamond stamp is a circular stamp with writing around the border and is faded to the point of being illegible. Next to the circular stamp is a rectangular stamp with what appears to be a "5" but could be an "S" followed by "F E B" and then another set of four numbers that are illegible.This set of three stamps are identical to the stamps on the horizontal crossbar. In the lower left quadrant of the canvas in the center, is a small circular stamp with illegible writing on the border.To the left of the small stamp is a larger circular stamp that is very faint and has illegible writing.
Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth