An English beauty in the manner of John Leech signed with monogram (lower right), pencil 21 x 12.7cm (8 1/4 x 5in).
Reputedly inscribed on paper verso 'Sketch made by Sir John Millais Bart PRA about the year 1853 in illustration of the type of English beauty according to the manner of John Leech - of 'Punch' & of whose touch & execution it is an imitation, & a very close. The property of WW Fenn Esqre.  15 Great Marlborough St W/ who saw it done'.
Millais has signed the drawing with his characteristic M monogram, but has interwoven into it the cursive L of Leech's signature as a witty reference to his source.