Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, NEAC (1821-1906), exh. cat. (London, 1989).
Following his graduation with honors in the Mathematical Tripos from Trinity College, Cambridge, Brabazon rejected a career in law in favor of becoming an artist. He subsequently spent three years in Rome training at the Accademia di San Lucca and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, using his inheritance to travel widely while he worked. The present sheet is not signed with Brabazon's conventional inscription, "H.B.B."; however, some of Brabazon's watercolors embrace the fluid brushstroke and bleeds of color seen in this drawing.
McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.