"Women's Rights," Illustration to "Punch"

1874
George Du Maurier (English (born in France), 1834–1896), Cut by Joseph Swain (English, 1820–1909)


Dimensions

Block: 12.2 x 11.2 cm (4 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.) Sheet: 20 x 16.1 cm (7 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1684

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration to “Punch,” Feb. 14, 1874, vol. 66, p. 71; Caption to illustration: “Women’s Rights / Ancient Lady: ‘Let me drive you, Miss Sharpe. It is quite is my way, and I can’t bear to think of you walking home all alone.’ / Modern Ditto: ‘Oh, I don’t mind walking a bit, thanks! Besides, I want to smoke!’”

Inscription

lower center in block: "DuM"

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