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Inscription

lower left in graphite: hand taken out and put in again. / arm shortened. Top of head taken out, / & made less high, more stipple on cloak, arm straightened, top of cradle / by later hand?, upper left verso in black ink: 13

Provenance

By descent to the artist's daughters, Rachel Austin and Clare Calder; gift to the NGA, 2012.

Bibliography
2001
Fine Art Society. Drawings and Prints by Robert Sargent Austin, with a Complete Catalog of His Prints. London, 2001:no. 112