"Political Economy," Illustration to "Punch"

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


Dimensions

Block: 11.3 x 9.2 cm (4 7/16 x 3 5/8 in.) Sheet: 20.5 x 17 cm (8 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1885

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration to “Punch,” October 11, 1873; caption to illustration: “Political Economy / Madge: ‘What are you looking so sorry about Arthur?’ / Arthur: ‘Multiplication!’ / Madge: ‘O I know all about multiplication!’ / Arthur: ‘Do you? What’s twice ten, then?’ / Madge: ‘O twenty-one of course!’ / Arthur: ‘No, its not. It’s only twenty!’ / Madge: Ah, but everything’s riz you know!’”

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