"The Prevailing Epidemic; Patermamilias (dismally to Uncle John, who has called to ask the young people to dine, and go to the "play"): 'Well, we've rather a sick horse! Fact is we've been rinking a good deal lately. Matilda has damaged her knee cap;...

1876
Charles Samuel Keene (English, 1823–1891), Cut by Joseph Swain (English, 1820–1909)


Dimensions

Block: 11.3 x 17.4 cm (4 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Sheet: 16.5 x 28.2 cm (6 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.2541

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

…Grace has got a black eye and lost some of her teeth; George has sprained his wrist; and Fred’s in bed with a commenuted fract-’ Servant (at the door): ‘Dr. Splinter, Mum!!’”

Inscription

l.l.: "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