At head of drawing, in pencil, "Once a Week, Vol. 3 p. 113; caption below drawing reads, "Keene Preliminary sketch for chap XXXI of Meredith's Evan Harrington. The Countess of Saldar..
Ray, Gordon N. The illustrator and the book in England from 179-1914. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 119.
Title from Ray.
Pencil sketch by Keene for an illustration for chapter 31 of George Meredith's Evan Harrington, as it appeared in Once a week, 1860, v. III, p. 113.
Drawing shows the Countess standing against the trunk of a tree with a handkerchief pressed to her mouth.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.