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study for cartoon for Punch magazine

pen and brown ink over pencil
16.9 × 22.0 cm irreg. (image) 25.2 × 35.6 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
inscribed in pen and brown ink (in image) l.r.: MAURIER
inscribed in pen and brown ink and pencil l.c.l.: Culture. / She – of course we (…illeg.) Marcus Aurelius? / He – no, I didn’t! (…illeg.) / She – why, a Roman emperor, is (…illeg.) / Haw! He – Haw! What’s a stoic? / She – a stoic! Well at all events Marcus Aurelius was one – at least he didn’t go as far as most stoics! / He – Didn’t he? How far do they go? (they underlined) / She – what a ridicuous question! / (collapse of convention.
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Page for Punch
inscribed in pen and brown ink l.c.r.: July 31, 1880 / 10 guineas
inscribed in pencil u.r.: so far as the other stoics did! 134 (134 in a circle) / , their?
inscribed in pen and brown ink c.r.: ‘Page for Punch. ’ (underlined) / send here ^ (here underlined and above ^ ) for 1/2 page & social / today (Monday) at 1 P.M. / I am going this evening ^ (this evening above ^ ) to Richmond (3 Russell Villas, Queens Road, / for a week, & will let you have all the other drawings (Harper’s, / (HM (…illeg.). before leaving for / France) .
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Joint Trustees of the Late G. du Maurier, 1931
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Human Figures Humour and Satire Leisure Activities, Events, Games & Sports
Subjects (specific)
caricatures cartoons (humorous images) cross-hatching customs (social concepts) full-length figures human behaviour social classes