Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower left, in orange paint): To my friend B.Z. / [scratched on surface] Biddle 1934
the sitter (1934–d. 1966); his son Tessim Zorach, Brooklyn (1966–68; his gift to MMA)
Lowery Stokes Sims. The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Jacksonville Art Museum. New York, 1984, p. 52, ill.