What Our Artist Has to Put up with Before He Turns Like a Crushed Worm

George du Maurier


Wood engraving

Punch (27 February 1892)

Our Art Critic (patronizingly).— “Ha– hum! Well, your Colour is fairly decent, and you have a niceish feeling for Light and Shade, and Chiaroscuro. But where you always fail to please, somehow, is in your Execution!”

Our Artist.— “My execution! Just so! I've no doubt that yours, now would be more generally popular!”

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