Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the Wilkie Collins novel Basil : a story of modern life; this edition published by the firm of Richard Bentley sometime during the 1850's.
Lettered within design: Basil by Wilkie Collins [at foot] London Bentley.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Basil.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.