4 November 1999
Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899)
signed with monogram 'BF' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour, vignette
5 x 5.3/8 in. (14.6 x 13.6 cm.)
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 9th February 1923, lot 60, two in a lot (12 gns. to Sampson).
Dame Penelope Jessel.
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G. Eliot, Middlemarch, Edinburgh and London, 1875, frontispiece.
London, Chris Beetles, The Illustrators: The British Art of Illustration, 1800-1889, 1989, no. 147.
The 1875 publication of Middlemarch, was the first one-volume edition of the novel.
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