Signed, dated, and inscribed by the artist, in pen and black ink, "My dear Treherne(?) / Just wouldn't I like to / try it. but, alas! No go. Im yours ever obliged / 12th June 1888; Harry Furniss"; as well as names of projects on which he was working.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 261.
Katz, Sidney, former owner.