Inscribed by the artist in brown ink on drawing, "Sir Frederich's agony at hearing the confession of Lady Mary Anne; Her Ladyships evident and discreet condition; Where is the infamous seducer the perfidious Altamout? In the haunts of discipation the vile worth of drunkenness in the society of bachelors in a word forgetful of his truth and of; his infant!; In the groves of Acacia Park Sir Frederich Medalaly upon his unworthly (or rather unfortunately) placed affections; In this distracted state of mind Sir Frederich goes to consult his friend Sir Bulwer Lytton of Knebworth Park Bar[-]; Harvey received the instructions of the great philosopher; Sir Frederich rides, madly, wildly, forwardly home"; verso: inscribed in graphite at top left, "Thackeray. Satires on the works of Sir Edward Bulwar Lytton"; inscribed in another hand in graphite at bottom right, "Given to Mrs. E. M. Fitzgerald-by Thackeray".
One of two drawings.
Fitzgerald, Edward Marlborough, Mrs., former owner.
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.