"Capping" him; Dr. Switcher (who has discovered "bull's-eyes" about, and traced them to the original donor): "Don't you know, Muggins, there's an old proverb that 'Fools give feasts and wise men eat them?'" Muggins: "Yes Sir, and there's another one...

1882
Charles Samuel Keene (English, 1823–1891), Cut by Joseph Swain (English, 1820–1909)


Dimensions

Block: 11.5 x 17.6 cm (4 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.); Sheet: 17 x 21.5 cm (6 11/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.2543

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

…Sir.” The Doctor: “What’s that, Sir? [noticing a reticence] What is it, Sir? [sternly] or else-!” Muggins (seeing no escape): “Please, Sir, ‘Wise men make proverbs and f-fools repea-.”

Inscription

in desk: "CK"

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