Gray wash, graphite, and gouache on brown paper
Overall: 9 x 11 1/2 in. (22.9 x 29.2 cm)
inscription: lower left: "New York Sketch Club" inscription: lower right: "H.W. Greatorex"
Inscribed along lower edge in brown ink: "New York Sketch Club Happiness HW Greatorex"
Drawn for the New York Sketch Club's last meeting in 1847, theme: Happiness. Boston, Daily Evening Transcript, 12 Dec 1847, 2:2.
Probably represents Henry W. Greatorex, a prominent NYC musician who married the artist Eliza (Pratt) Greatorex in 1849. He died in 1858.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.