Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Headsman; published by the firm of Richard Bentley, probably sometime during the 1850's.
Lettered within design: The Heads Man - Cooper - London - Bentley.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Headsman.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.