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"From a Chronological Point of View," Illustration to "Punch"

1875
George Du Maurier (English (born in France), 1834–1896)


Dimensions

Block: 12.3 x 11 cm (4 13/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Sheet: 21.5 x 16.2 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1890

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving on India paper, proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“From a Chronological Point of View / Mama (after a lesson in English history): ‘In what Reign should you like to have lived, Ethel?’ / Ethel: ‘In William Rufus’s, Mama!’ / Mama: ‘Why, darling?’ / Ethel: ‘Because I should only have had one date to learn.’” Illustration to “Punch,” May 8, 1875, vol. 68, p. 201

Inscription

lower center in block: "du Maurier"

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