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Series of eight cartoons as Illustrations to "Punch" cartoons

Phil May (English, 1864–1903)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph; mechanical relief reproduction

Not On View


Europe, Photography



1. “Face Value” Walden: “This is the prisoner, My Lord” Judge: “Very well, take him away! Don’t want to hear anymore. Ten years penal!”
2. “Kith me Ithaac,” “I will if I can, Rebecca”
3. “Give us a bite of your apple, Billy.” “Shant.” “Well, leave us a bit of the core.” “There ain’t going to be no core.”
4. “Oh, yes! I think the ‘Bookie’ looks square enough; but I don’t think the clerk looks quite straight.”
5. “Understudy”
6. “Have you got Marie Corelli’s sorrows?” “No, miss.”
7. “An Introduction at Markeu”
8. “I see you won your round.” “Yeth.” “How much by?” “Five shillinths.”


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