Equal to the Occasion

Equal to the Occasion. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

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

Looking at Works of Art

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English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 26 April 2020