by artist, upper center in pen and brown ink: "May your Shadow never be less"!; by artist, center in pen and brown ink: An Unkind wish.; signed by artist, lower center in pen and black ink: George Cruikshank (underlined)
Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.
- 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: 168 (color).