Ray, Gordon N. The illustrator and the book in England from 179-1914. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 92.
Attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Drawing illustrates a passage from Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's "Merry wives of Windsor" (Anne Page. "Will't please your worship to come in, sir?" Slender. "No I thank you, forsooth, heartily; I am very well."
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Shreds from Shakespeare Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1854 (see 1986.2104).
Drawing shows Anne Page standing in the doorway of her home, addressing Slender, who stands with his back to her; behind her, in the house's interior, a servant carries a platter of food, and another figure (probably intended to represent Simple) stands at far left.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.