English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.. From
Vocalist (to fair Stranger).— “A — I'm going to sing ‘Fain would I class thee closer, love!’ May I look at you while I am singing?”
Fair Stranger.— “Oh, certainly! Or at my grandmother.”
As his many cartoons depicting life in high society demonstrate, du Maurier certain excels at enjoying beautiful people, but here the heads of the grandmother and singer show he also has the skills of the caricaturist, too.
Musicians and Their Audiences
- Taking One Too Much at One's Word
- An Equivocal Compliment
- Distinguished Professionals
- Oh, don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?
- So English, You Know!
- Social Taradiddles.
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English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.
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