Love’s Labor Lost

Love’s Labor Lost. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

“Oh, papa, we’ve all quite made up our minds never to marry, now we’ve got this beautiful house and garden!

(Papa has taken this beautiful house and garden solely with the view of tempting eligible young men to come and play lawn-tennis, etc., etc.)

Selected du Maurier Cartoons on Courtship & Marriage

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

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 1 May 2020