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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)

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: 168 (color).