Photo shows a group of Mowbray's friends in evening dress seated and standing around a long table, many who appear to be singing. Identification on verso (handwritten): "Banquet to H. Siddons Mowbray Esq. by his friends at Sieghortners Hotel, Lafayette Place, New York City, on May 26, 1888; left to right standing: Wm. M. Chase, J. Carroll Beckwith, R.W. Van Boskerck & Wm. A. Coffin; seated: Reginald C. Coxe, Thomas B. Clarke, Augustus St. Gaudens, J. Alden Weir, and T.W. Dewing, Isham, (Kenyon Cox with paper cap); others present but not in this print: H. Siddons Mowbray, Stanford White, Valentine Blacque, S.V. Allen, H.O. Walker, Jonas Webb, [name illegible] Wells, Kingsley, Rice, Denman and Walton." Published in: Archives of American Art Journal, v. 25, no. 4, p. 8.
Provenance unknown. Annotation on verso possibly in the hand of Robert McIntyre, nephew of William Macbeth and proprieter of the Macbeth Gallery. It is possible that this photograph was originally part of the Macbeth Gallery records.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560