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Inscription

lower left in gray ink: Mahatta; verso in brown ink: 58; by later hand, verso in graphite: 7271

Provenance

Tennyson family (part of an album of 200 drawings illustrating Tennyson poems; this one no. 58); Tennyson Research Centre, Lincoln, until 1980. (Thos. Agnew and Sons, London, 1980, the album broken up and the drawings dispersed); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1984; gift to NGA, 2010.

Bibliography
1988
Pitman, Ruth. Edward Lear's Tennyson. Manchester, 1988: 102.
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 170 (color).