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"Evil Communications," Illustration for "Punch"

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


Dimensions

Block: 12.1 x 11.4 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.); Sheet: 18.3 x 15.5 cm (7 3/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1722

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving on India paper, proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“Evil Communications / Lord Reginald: ‘Ain’t yer goin’ to have some puddin’ Miss Richard? It’s so jolly!’ / The Governess: ‘There again Reginald! “Puddin’–Goin’–Ain’t yer”!!! That’s the way Jim Bates and Dolly Maple Speak–and Jim’s a stable-boy, and Dolly’s a Laundry-maid!” / Lord Reginald: ‘Ah, but that’s the way Father and Mother speak too–and Father’s a Duke and Mother’s a Duchess! So there!’” “Punch,” September 6, 1873, vol. 65, p. 99

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