Signed lower left: "W.P. Burpee". Labels verso: "June 1971 - a delayed wedding gift! / From Margaret E. Shaw. This is one of / William P. Burpee's pastels. He was / Mr. Shaw's uncle, born 1846 died 1940. / 'He was considered one of the finest / American artists of the nineteenth century.' / I hope having one of his pictures will / give you much pleasure, always. / Lovingly, Margaret Shaw". In fine condition.