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study for cartoon for Punch’s Almanack for 1886

pen and ink over pencil
14.2 × 23.4 cm (image) 25.4 × 35.4 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
inscribed in pen and ink (in image) l.r.: du Maurier
inscribed in pen and ink l.c.: Indiscreet sister: “Why, (…illeg.) (crossed out) Harry. — you’re legs are getting more Chippendale than ever!” / Ldu Maurier / Oct’ 85
inscribed in pencil l.r.: “Aesthetes” Oct 1885
inscribed in pencil (faint) u.l.: Sister – Why, (…illeg.), your legs are getting more Chippendale than ever (Chippendale underlined)
inscribed in pencil u.r.: (…illeg.) / 6 Roderick Road / Mansfield Rd / NW / No5 / Reduce to / 6 ¾ in width
inscribed in pencil c.l.: ½ p. alm
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) customs (social concepts) full-length figures hatching human behaviour picnics social classes