"Encouragement of Art," Illustration to "Punch"

1867
George Du Maurier (English (born in France), 1834–1896)


Dimensions

Block: 11.3 x 17.5 cm (4 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Sheet: 16.5 x 21.9 cm (6 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1702

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“Encouragement of Art / First curled and powdered darling (to photographer): ‘You’d better take pains with these ere Carte de Visites, as they’ll be a good deal shown about.’ / Second curled and powdered darling (on the sofa): ‘Yes, pertiklerly in the Hupper Suckles–get you customers you know.’” Illustration to “Punch,” July 27, 1867, vol. 53, p. 34

Inscription

l.l. 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