William Small

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William Small
1843-1929
He then advanced with a gentle air towards me
1882
Black ink and wash, on cardstock.
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (183 x 235 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2086
Inscription: 

Signed and dated, "W. Small 1882" at lower right.

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

Title from published caption.
Original drawing for an illustration for Henry Fielding's "Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the great" (London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1882), p. 175 (facing).

Summary: 

Drawing shows Mrs. Heartfree beside the unconscious body of the count, from whom she has just been rescued by the half-naked Frenchman, who stands before her.

Associated names: 

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

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