Caption title "The Alchemist" in pencil on backing paper below drawing, with "Brine" in pencil above drawing at upper left.
Attribution based on Gordon Ray inventory.
Title from backing paper.
Drawing of an alchemist standing at atable in his laboratory, holding up a glass flask with one hand as he works a morter and pestle with the other; evidently drawn with Thackeray's friend, Scottish artist John Grant Brine, serving as his model for the figure of the alchemist.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.