Signed "Vierge" in ink at lower left; "#77" in blue pencil on verso, along with specifications for reproduction at foot.
Title from published list of illustrations in A.F. Jaccaci's On the trail of Don Quixote, p. xv-xxv.
Drawing by Vierge to illustrate p. 54 of A.F. Jaccaci's On the trail of Don Quixote : being a record of rambles in the ancient province of La Mancha, New York : C. Scribner's Sons, 1896; this design was not included in the later French edition published in Paris by Hachette et cie in 1901.
Ray disregards the original appearance of this illustration in the 1896 New York edition and simply describes this as an "unused" drawing. Cf. G.N. Ray. The art of the French illustrated book. New York : The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1982, p. 393.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.