George Du Maurier

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George Du Maurier
1834-1896
French and English
Pen and brown ink, over graphite, on paper.
Full sheet: 8 5/16 x 7 9/16 inches (212 x 193 mm); design area: 7 x 4 7/16 inches (178 x 113 mm)
Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch.
1981.64:1

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Signed in pen and brown ink: at lower left within design, "du Maurier"; at lower right edge, "G du Maurier / Hampstead / Oct 91 / upright 1/2 p. Punch. face & neck / ...ake it light & smooth & even"; on a separate pasteboard strip accompanying the drawing, "French & English / (as zey are spoke at ze country 'ouse) / Hostess: 'oh-er'j'espair ker voos avvy troovy voter - voter - / er - voter collar-stud, Barrong?" / M. le Baron: 'o, I tank you, yes! I find 'eem on my / chest of trousers!' / G. du Maurier".

Provenance: 
Sale, London, Christie's, 21 July 1981, part of lot 246; Frederick R. Koch.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 254-255.

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Watermark: none.
Drawing for a cartoon for Punch, 1891, v. 100, p. 198.

Associated names: 

Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), former owner.

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