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Our foreign critics! (A sketch near Leicester Square)

Our foreign critics! (A sketch near Leicester Square)
1880
study for cartoon for Punch magazine

Medium
pen and brown ink over pencil
Measurements
11.7 × 18.2 cm irreg. (image) 25.3 × 35.6 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Inscription
inscribed in pen and brown ink (in image) u.r.: DU MAURIER.
inscribed in pen and brown ink l.c.: “ Ces Messieurs du Pavé!” (a sketch near Leicester Square) / MM. Crache-en-l’air, Suce-Rogomme and Bibi-le-Pétroleur beguile the weary hour with tales of / it seems, alas! that all the love and all the admiration is on the side of the ladies — and no wonder! (and all the admiration crossed out) / For according to M. Ernest Guillemot, who, having also not spent ten years in our midst, has thought it to publish his / experiences, the Daughters of Alb(…illeg.) are far from prepossessing – there are perhaps a dozen beauties in England, (there are perhaps a dozen beauties in England, crossed out) / and not one pretty woman in fifty – they have all (…illeg.) hands, turned up at the end, a flat thick foot, (and not one pretty woman in fifty crossed out) / are red-nosed, dull-eyed & swelled of eyelid, and dress in frightful taste; a respirator, spectacles / and a knitted comforter being almost their only wear, / indeed they grew so passionately fond of the truthful & chin (…illeg.), but too seductive Ernest, that (truthful & crossed out) / he has had more than once to protect himself against their advances with his cane……. / (“Old England”, by Ernest Guillemot (four strikes through whole inscription)
inscribed in pencil u.r.: 1/2 page
inscribed (diagonally) in pen and brown ink c.r.: “CES MESSIEURS DU PAVÉ!” / MM.CRACHE-EN-L’AIR / SUCE-ROGOMME / BIBI-LE-PÉTROLEUR / Ernest Guillemot (whole inscription crossed out)
inscribed in pen and brown ink c.r.: 1/2 page - / Legend rewritten & sent / to M. Brightmore by post. / I send legend in envelope.
inscribed (diagonally) in pencil l.r.: page 87. (underlined) / Feby 28/80
Accession Number
4556-3
Department
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 cross-hatching customs (social concepts) ethnicity full-length figures globalisation human behaviour sex discrimination