A Love Letter

A Love Letter

George du Maurier

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

6½ x 4¼ inches

Gaskell, Elizabeth. Wives and Daughters, The Cornhill Magazine 10 (September 1864): facing 355.

The scene represents the moment when Dr Gibson discovers a love letter to Molly from his apprentice. du Maurier captures the doctor’s cool authority, emphasising his stillness and unblinking manner as he starchily confronts her.

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