Aesthetic Disenchantments

“Aesthetic Disenchantments. George Du Maurier. Signed lower right. Punch (29 March 1879): 138. Click on image to enlarge it.

Lucy has poses the little Rustic Model, and Mary, Maud, and Madeline sit, pencil in hand, ready to catch and transfer to Paper the Child’s expression of Wonderment and Delight as it listens, for the First Time in its life, to the Murmur of the Shell.

Lucy. “Now, Darling, put the Pretty Shell to your Ear, and hark to what it says!”

Rustic Model. “Lor! Is that all! Why a Beer-Jug can do that!”

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Last modified 18 August 2017