Caption continues: (Scene - the lobby of the Royal Academy on the day of the private view. The doors have just been opened.) "What, you here, Captain Ragge!" "Yaas! Got a couple hundred pounds to spend, and thought I should like to buy a picture, you know." "O! indeed? Let me choose one for you." "Will you, really? Tha-anks! In that case I suppose it's hardly necessary for me to go up, and I'll say good-bye."
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, May 14, 1870, p. 192.
Cartoon shows a man with a monocle greeting a party of women at the foot of a staircase.