Other production information determined from the object: Inscribed at the top in an unknown hand: “Portrait of W. W. Pearce. Picture Dealer. From Memory”
Note: The verso has some female figure studies, and a rough sketch of a woman is drawn (in
pencil) upside down on the front left.
Production Date: 1853-1858 (circa)
Model: W. W. Pearce
Current Location: C. J. Firmstone
Archival History: Fairfax Murray; thence to his son Arthur R. Murray; sold at Sotheby's sale,
February 15, 1961 (part of lot 6); Sir Geoffry Mander; Maas Gallery; purchased by J. K.
Hewett; Sotheby's sale, March 15, 1967 (lot 33); purchased by Leger Galleries for £40;
sold in 1969 to C. J. Firmstone
Description: A caricature portrait, head in profile to the left.