A Young Man and His Landlady
Pen and brown ink touched with white, on paper.
5 7/16 x 8 7/16 inches (138 x 213 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
Signed with the artist's monogram at lower right; inscribed in pen in margin at left, "To F. Smallfield from his old friend Charles S. Keene".
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Ray, Gordon N. The illustrator and the book in England from 179-1914. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 119, reproduced p. 120.
Title from Ray.
Drawing shows a young man seated at a table, seen from the back, with a meal set before him; he holds up a letter in one hand as his landlady stands beside the table at right, her hands clasped, regarding him with a slight smile.
Smallfield, Frederick, 1829-1915, former owner.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.