Histrionic Egotism

Histrionic Egotism . From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Our Pet Actor (just arrived).—“By Jove—these good people all seem to know me very well—nodding and smiling”— (nods and smiles himself, right and left)—“uncommonly flattering, I'm sure—considering I’ve never set foot in the town before!”

Our Pet Artist (his chum).—“I’m afraid it’s me they’re nodding and smiling at, old man! I come every year, you know— and know every soul in the place !”

Related material: Selected du Maurier Cartoons Featuring Vacationers

Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


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

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 26 April 2020