"The Line Must be drawn Somewhere," Illustration to "Punch"

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


Dimensions

Block: 12.6 x 11.1 cm (4 15/16 x 4 3/8 in.) Sheet: 20.3 x 16.4 cm (8 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1691

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration for “Punch,” August 30, 1873, vol. 65, p.89; illustration caption: “The Line Must be Drawn Somewhere / My Lady: ‘And why did you leave your last situation?’ / Sensitive Being: ‘Well, my Lady, I ‘adn’t been in the ‘ouse ‘ardly a month, when I hascertained as the young ladies of the family ‘ad never even been presented at court.’”

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