This watercolor is of one of two mosaic panel proposals for the Suburban Station, an art deco office building and underground commuter rail station in Penn Center, Philadelphia. The figure in the work represents William Penn, founder of the province of Pennsylvania. Penn stands amidst an ornate architectural ensemble. Kozloff has taken on many public commissions throughout her career.
Kozloff discusses the design and conceptual elements of the public mosaic work at the link here:
Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed on lower right recto in pencil. Three gallery labels on verso: Barbara Gladstone Gallery Gallery Camino Real Boston University Art Gallery
Pat Johnston, Joyce Kozloff: Visionary Ornament. Boston, MA: Boston University, 1985.
Barbara Gladstone Gallery
Gallery Camino Real
Boston University Art Gallery