On verso in pen: Plate 8 [illegible] plate 7 page 42; in pencil: Frenzy of Hero.
Ray, Gordon N. The illustrator and the book in England from 1790-1914. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 79.
Drawing for an illustration to George Halse's comic poem Sir Guy de Guy (London : Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1864), p. 44 (facing).
Signed "Phiz" at lower left.
Title from item; the finished wood engraved illustration actually appeared with the printed caption "Delirium of Hero".
Drawing shows the poem's titular hero standing in a garden in the foreground, surrounded by toppled and broken flower pots, with a drawn dagger in his hand as he shakes his fist in a rage at the backs of a retreating young couple at left; the central design is surrounded by a series of marginal sketches showing Sir Guy in various attitudes of anger and despair, with a sketch at head of an erupting volcano.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.