Signed in pen and brown ink: at lower left within design, "du Maurier"; at lower right edge, "G du Maurier / Hampstead / Oct 91 / upright 1/2 p. Punch. face & neck / ...ake it light & smooth & even"; on a separate pasteboard strip accompanying the drawing, "French & English / (as zey are spoke at ze country 'ouse) / Hostess: 'oh-er'j'espair ker voos avvy troovy voter - voter - / er - voter collar-stud, Barrong?" / M. le Baron: 'o, I tank you, yes! I find 'eem on my / chest of trousers!' / G. du Maurier".
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 254-255.
Drawing for a cartoon for Punch, 1891, v. 100, p. 198.
Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), former owner.