Signed by artist in graphite at bottom right of drawing, "W.M.Thackeray", "Writing cant make Mr [---] "Rose and the Ring"?"
See letter in Morgan Archives (Early Business Correspondence): North, Ernest Dressel. Letter signed: to Pierpont Morgan, 1907 Jan. 23, offering twelve Thackeray drawings.
Fairholt family, former owner.
North, Ernest Dressel, 1858-1945, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.