Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (verso ): Homage to the Square:/ "Frontal-Backing" / Albers 1970 [Artist's description of media on verso]
the artist, Orange, Conn. (1970–72; his gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Josef Albers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Exhibition of His Paintings and Prints," November 19, 1971–January 11, 1972, no. 99.
Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, ill. p. 218.