Lower left in brush and wash: "Frank Beard del." Upper margin in graphite: notes. Paper is torn in upper left corner, so first word(s) are missing. Remaining notes read "... - First page - makes it (something), and a painful picture." Lower margin in brush and wash: "Exiles from Tennesee." The word "Tennessee" has been crossed out and "Missouri" substituted in graphite. Lower right in graphite: "$15." On verso in graphite: sketch of child's head and letter from Beard to "Harper's" dated Sept. 6, 1861, Cincinnati, O.
Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 7, 1956
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875