"True Conjugal Impartiality," Illustration to "Punch"

1872
George Du Maurier (English (born in France), 1834–1896)


Dimensions

Block: 12 x 11.4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.) Sheet: 20.9 x 16.2 cm (8 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1882

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration to “Punch,” Nov. 9, 1872, vol. 63, p.197. Ilustration caption: “True Conjugal Impartiality / ‘I can assure you, Sarah, that I’m not at all the sort of woman who can’t see a man’s faults because the happens to be married to him. On the contrary, I’m quite convinced that if dear Robert were not absolutely faulyless, as I must say he is, I should be the very first person to find it out!!!’”

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