"A Soused Child Dreads Water," Illustration to "Punch"

1873
George Du Maurier (English (born in France), 1834–1896)


Dimensions

Block: 11.3 x 9.5 cm (4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.); Sheet: 19.7 x 16.5 cm (7 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.1889

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“A Soused Child Dreads Water / Uncle Rowland: ‘Now, Missy, you’ve seen me shave, so you must just skedaddle, please, as I’m going to take my bath’ / Little girl: ‘I won’t tell if you don’t take it Uncle Rowland. Let me stay please.’ / Uncle Rowland: ‘Won’t tell, what do you mean, Missy?’ / Little girl: ‘Why, nobody wouldn’t go into cold water, Uncle, if they wasn’t made to, I suppose. Nobody don’t make you, do they?’”
Illustration for “Punch,” April 26, 1873, vol. 64, p. 160

Inscription

l.r. in block: "DM"

Signed

Signed

Provenance

Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund