l.r. in block: "SWAIN SC"; artist's monogram; l.l. in graphite pencil: "F. Sandys"; verso in graphite pencil: "Fredr. Sandys / Bought from Mrs. Sandys / later impression than in book, on bad paper, not a proof / Once a Week Vol VI, 1862 p. 183 / "What'er I be, old England is my dam" / G. Meredith poem "The Old Chartist""
Mrs. Frederick Sandys (wife of the artist); from whom purchased by Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943); to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund