Mrs Ponsonby De Tomkyns Is Moved to Speak Her Mind
Lady Clara Robinson (Nee Vere De Vere). 'Good Night, Mrs Tomkyns, and Thank You For Asking Sir Peter and Me to Meet Such Delightful People! – All so Clever, and Original, and Celebrated! I Get so Tired of My Own Dull, Stupid Set, Who Can Think and Talk of Nothing but Politics and Sport!'
Mrs Ponsonby De Tomkyns (Whose Duchesses Have Been Falling Off Lately, In Spite of an Entirely New Set of Lions). 'My Dear Lady Clara! if You only Knew How Tired I Get of Genius, and Fame, and Originality, and How Much I Pine For the – Er – the Repose That Stamps the Caste of Vere De Vere? Couldn't We Manage an Exchange?'
[Lady Clara Conceives the Happy Thought of Combining the Two]
George Du Maurier (1834-1896)
INSCRIBED WITH TITLE PEN AND INK 6 1/4 X 9 1/4 INCHES ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 12 APRIL 1884, PAGE 174 EXHIBITED: 'THE ILLUSTRATORS. THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1837-2012', NOVEMBER 2012 - JANUARY 2013, NO 133