Signed and dated, "W. Small 1881" at lower right; below in pencil, "To be used lengthways" and "Tom Jones"; on verso, "2708 Passepartout 20 leave out caption Small-12 illustrations Fielding £21".
Title from published caption.
Original drawing for an illustration for Henry Fielding's "History of Tom Jones" (London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1882), v. I, p. 140 (facing).
Drawing shows Sophia Western seated at the piano, seen from the back, with her father standing beside her, his hand beneath her chin as he looks into her face.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.