A Test of True Gentility
'What's the new lodger Like, Mariarann?'
'He's no gentleman, Whatever he's like!'
'No gentleman! What's he been and done?'
'Why, he see me a-carryin' up the coals, an' he says, "I'm afraid that scuttle's too heavy for you," 'e says – "pray let me carry it!" 'e says. An' 'e up and carries it isself, just like a footman!"'
George Du Maurier (1834-1896)
Signed Signed, inscribed with title and dated 'Hampstead Nov 92' below mount
Pen and ink
7 x 5 ¼
Punch, 19 November 1892, Page 234
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1870-2021', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2021-January 2022, No 14