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Joseph Wharton Lippencott (1887-1976), Philadelphia.
Private collection, by descent within the family of the above.
Sale, Christie's, New York, March 3, 2011, lot 193.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
The present work was once in the collection of Joseph Wharton Lippincott, noted publisher, author, naturalist, and sportsman. He was the grandson of Joshua Ballinger Lippincott (1813-1886), founder of Philadelphia's J.B. Lippincott Company, and the grandson of industrialist Joseph Wharton (1826-1909), founder of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.