Inscribed in pencil at lower left: Chap 1; signed "J.E. Goodall" within drawing at lower right.
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."
Illustration shows Elma descending a staircase and gazing over the banister at Piers who stands, hat in hand, below.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.