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"Millionairesses," Illustration to "Punch"

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


Dimensions

Block: 12.7 x 11.2 cm (5 x 4 7/16 in.) Sheet: 19.6 x 16.3 cm (7 11/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1883

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“Punch,” Aug. 9, 1873, vol. 65, p.59; Caption to illustration: “Millionairesses / Mrs. A.: ‘Well good-bye dear. You must come and see my new dresses from Paris–one charming morning dress, among others, quite simple, and only cost 67 guineas. You’ll come, won’t you? And tell me what you think of it?’ / Mrs. B.: ‘O, my dear, I’m no judge of cheap clothing, you know!’”

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