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A connoisseur

A connoisseur
study for cartoon for Punch magazine

pen and ink over pencil
12.2 × 19.3 cm irreg. (image) 20.0 × 25.4 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Hampstead, England
inscribed (diagonally) in pen and ink (in image) l.c.: du Maurier
inscribed in pen and ink l.c.: a connoisseur . / Sir Pompey Bedell: / -“ This bottle of Romané-Conti seems rather cloudy, Brown! It ought to be all (ought underlined) / right – I know it stands me in twelve guinease a dozen! ” (twelve guinease a dozen underlined) / The New Butler: (The crossed out) / -“ There certainly his some sediment, Sir Pompey, but it’s of no consequence whatever! / I tried a bottle myself the other day & found it first rate! (myself underlined)
inscribed in pen and ink l.l.: 1/2 p. Punch
inscribed in pen and ink l.r.: Sep. 91 / Hampstead / George du Maurier
inscribed (diagonally) in pen and ink c.l.: cut off left / at bottom if wanted (crossed out in pencil)
inscribed (vertically) in pencil c.r.: 7 3/4 x 7 1/4
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1892
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Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Human Figures Humour and Satire Interiors
Subjects (specific)
caricatures cartoons (humorous images) connoisseurs cross-hatching human behaviour men (male humans) social status wine