Drawing possibly intended for an illustration for chapter 10 of Frederick Marryat's novel "Peter Simple".
Forms part of an album of 59 graphite and chalk drawings by H.K. Browne; including 21 drawings for illustrations executed for the Household edition of Pickwick papers, as well as sketches, studies, and designs for the periodical Judy (1986.1769:1-59).
Drawing mounted on album leaf with "Peter Simple" inscribed on the margin of the leaf in pencil at right.
Drawing shows the interior of a tavern, with Peter Simple brandishing a poker at a group of women as he endeavors to escape through a doorway at right.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.