Cover Design for Fashion and Famine
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
6 15/16 x 5 7/16 inches (175 x 138 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
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In pen and ink on verso: Fashion & Famine London.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Lettered within design: Bentley London.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of Mrs. Ann S. Stephens's Fashion and famine; probably published in the 1850's by the firm of Richard Bentley.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.
Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia), 1810-1886. Fashion and famine.