English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.. From
Mrs. Gushington.— “ Oh! oh! what a lovely, lovely picture! So true, so . . .”
Our Artist.— “Wait a bit, Mrs. Gushington—it’s wrong side up. . . . Let me put it right first . . .!” (Does so.)
Mrs. Gushington (unabashed).— “Oh! oh! oh! Why, that way it’s even more lovely still!”.
What Artists and Their Families Have to Put Up With
- "Trials of a Painter's Wife"
- "Histrionic Egotism [an actor's self-centeredness]"
- "How Reputations of Distinguished Amateurs are Sometimes Made"
- "Precedence in Vanity Fair"
- "Two on a Tower"
- "Nature versus Art"
- Artistic Amenities
- "Distinguished Professionals"
- "Social Taradiddles"
- "What Our Artist Has to Put Up With"
- "The Mother of Invention"
- "Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy"
Looking at Works of Art
- "Professional Beauties of the Past"
- "A New Reading of a Famous Picture"
- At the R. A. -- Triumph of Realistic Art
- Instinctive Critical Acumen [Moses Striking the Rock]
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English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.
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Last modified 26 April 2020