Young Husband. 'Yes, Aunty, I Flatter Myself the Room Looks Pretty Well – But, My Dear Ellen, Where, In the Name of Fortune, Did You Get Those Atrocious. Vases? – They're a Perfect Eyesore!'
Young Wife. 'My Dear Fred! What Are You Saying! Why, Dear Aunty Gave Them to Us! They're Perfectly Lovely!'
[Dear Ellen Has just Exhumed Them from a Cupboard, Where They Are Always Kept When Dear Aunty Is Not Expected.]
George Du Maurier (1834-1896)
Signed Inscribed with title below mount
Pen and ink
5 ¼ x 8 ¾ inches
Punch, 9 December 1884, 'Almanack For 1885'
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1837-2012', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2012 - January 2013, No 132