Very Jocose Jocosity

Very Jocose Jocosity. Signed lower right with monogram, probably that of John Dawson Watson (1832-1892) This drawing of an interior that suggests the influence of the Aesthetic Movement also depicts well-to-do young women in clothing worn throughout the day — that is, before “dressing for dinner.” Source: Fun (21 June 1876): 270. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Lady in white:— “Don’t you find much reading rather heavy work, Flora?”

Flora:— “No, dear, of course not, it’s light reading, you know!”

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Last modified 31 March 2016