George Du Maurier
Groundless alarm / DM.
[London : sn, 1865?]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
[London : s.n., 1865?]
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Caption continues: Adventurous husband. "I'm off to the Crystal Palace; and, by the bye, I shall very likely go up in Mr. Glaishwell's balloon. But pray don't be in the least alarmed! There's no real danger!" Affectionate wife. "How nice! Shall you be home to dinner, love?" Disinterested mother-in-law. "Charming! But tell me, Richard, will it not invalidate your life assurance?"
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, Nov. 11, 1865, p. 186.
Cartoon shows a man with his coat and hat in hand, addressing his wife who lies on a chaise longue beside her mother who is seated in a wicker armchair.