Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 210-11 (no. 604).
DGR sent this drawing in a letter to Mrs. Morris of 14 August 1869 with the following comment: “I suppose Topsy is roaring and screaming through the Parnassian tunnels and junctions in his usual style now, not without an occasional explosion.. . . Conceive if your cure were now to proceed so rapidly that there remained a glut of surplus baths, and Topsy were induced to express a thanksgiving frame of mind by that act which is next to godliness!”
Fredeman, Correspondence, 69. 123
). Morris and his wife were at Ems in Germany so that Mrs. Morris might benefit from the famous medicinal baths there.