Trials of a Painter’s Wife

Trials of a Painter’s Wife. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. This cartoon represents another version of du Maurier’s Unlucky Speeches and Ill-Considered Utterances. Click on image to enlarge it.

Sir Binks who always prides himself on saying the right thing: — “what I like so much about the milk maid, dontcherknow, is that your husband hasn't fallen to the usual mistake of painting the lady dressed up in milkmaid’s clothes! She's so understandably a milkmaid and nothing else, dontcherknow!”

The Painter’s Wife: — “I'm so glad you think so . . . he painted her from me!”


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

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Last modified 22 April 2020