Inscription Labels affixed to upper part of frame, written in artist's hand: No. 313; title Design for the Memory / size 18 x 38 inches / year 1943 A Rattner; Various labels affixed to board on back of painting with tombstone information, including label for the Downtown Gallery, New York [name of gallery obscured]; a label for the Abraham Rattner Retrospective organized by the American Federation of the Arts, New York, January 1960-1961, Exhibition no. 59-48, no. 4; and a label for Kennedy Galleries Inc., inventory no. 0008542.
Provenance Abraham Rattner (1893-1978), 1943; dealer Downtown Gallery, New York; dealer Kennedy Galleries, New York; purchased by Elton B. Stephens, Jr.; gift to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, December 17, 2007