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by artist, lower right in pen and black ink: MB (in monogram); by artist, lower left in pen and black ink: John Everett Millais R.A.; by artist, upper left in pen and black ink: THIS STYLE / £40000 / THE PARLIAMENTARY / PORTRAIT; by artist, upper center in pen and black ink: THE THESPIAN / £25.00000... / A FAIR / RIVAL; by artist, upper right in pen and black ink: THIS STYLE £3.00000... / THE FASHIONABLE / BEAUTY; by artist, center left in pen and black ink: AFTERNOON VISITORS; by artist, center: £10; by artist, center right in pen and black ink: WITH THE / P.R.A.; by artist, lower left in pen and black ink: DINING AT / THE GARRICK / AT THE CLUB.; by artist, lower center in pen and black ink: AT MRS. LION HUNTER'S; by artist, lower right in pen and black ink: ASKING HIS OPINION. / JUST BEFORE / BED; all by later hands, in graphite: upper left verso: (not deciphered); center verso: 202 x 17; lower center verso: 202 B. (printed label): of Millais. MB. late 19th cent. / 202b. "Caricatures of Millais." / Black ink. 15 x 12 1/2 ins. / Signed MB(underlined)

Marks and Labels

upper left, blind stamp: REYNOLDS'S / BRISTOLBOARD (with crown in center)

Provenance

Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
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: 167 (color).