Drawing tipped onto mount inscribed at foot, "Johannot."
Attribution from inscription on mount.
Preliminary sketch by Johannot, possibly a design for Moliere's "Malade imaginaire".
Drawing shows a physician in the black robes and tall conical hat of his profession standing beside a seated man in a wide brimmed feathered hat and taking his pulse; a third unfinished figure, the face inked in and the remainder of the figure delineated in red chalk, stands at far left.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.