Inscribed by artist in graphite at top left, "a candidate for teetotalism"; verso: inscribed in graphite at top, "Fairburn the publisher, 'Life in Paris', 'Life in London'." Inscribed in another hand in graphite "150.00net Bos.ss".
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.