Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes by George DuMaurier. Punch (11 August 1866): 66.

Artist “Hullo, Jakes! How's this! I've been trying to do without you — I thought you said you couldn't come this morning!”

Model “So I did, Sir. I was engaged to Mr. Macmought, to sit for the Legs in the Dook of Hipswitch's Portrait.”

Artist “ Well?”

Model “Well, Sir, whiles I were a-sit's, the Dook he come in quite hunexpected like. An' when he See me, he says he's a deal sooner sit for his Legs hisself. So I come on straight here!”

Punch (26 May 1866): 226. Image from Internet Archive. Text and formatting by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose without prior permission as long as you credit this site and the Internet Archive.]

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