John Edward Goodall

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John Edward Goodall
1853-1929
Elma Descending the Stairs
ca. 1889
Black ink wash with white, on cardstock.
6 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches (175 x 115 mm); on sheet: 7 5/8 x 5 inches (195 x 127 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.1911
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pencil at lower left: Chap 1; signed "J.E. Goodall" within drawing at lower right.

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Notes: 

Published caption title reads: "'Hullo, Elma! half-holiday again, eh?'"
Original drawing for an illustration for Lucy Bethia Walford's "A sage of sixteen" (London : Spencer Blackett & Hallam, 1889, p. 10 (facing)).
Accompanying folder incorrectly identifies John Goodall's drawings as illustrations for Emily S. Elliott's "Mrs. Blackett: her story."

Summary: 

Illustration shows Elma descending a staircase and gazing over the banister at Piers who stands, hat in hand, below.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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