Home > Artists > George Du Maurier > Artwork

(click image to enlarge)

Distinguished Amateurs - the Musical Duchess Behold Her Grace Rehearsing For an Afternoon Concert At Mrs Ponsonby De Tomkyns's, Before an Appreciative Audience, Which Consists of the Host and Hostess, and a Few Professionals Who Have Been Retained to Play Her Grace's Obligato Accompaniments. Her Grace Always Sings Her Own Words, Set to Her Own Music. Her Compositions Are Endless; and When Once She Begins, She Doesn't Like to Leave Off In a Hurry. the Worst of It Is, Her Grace's Music Invariably Driven All the Other Duchesses Away - only Mrs P De T Is Not yet Aware of This.

George Du Maurier (1834-1896)


Indistinctly inscribed with title and 'part 2' and dated 1881 below mount

Pen and ink

6 x 9 ¼ inches

Punch, 21 May 1881, Page 234

'The British Art of Illustration, 1800-1999, Chris Beetles Gallery, No 57; 'Three Centuries of Cartoon Art',Nunnington Hall, April-June 2011

Related Artwork