A Love Letter
George du Maurier
Wood engraving by Joseph Swain
6½ x 4¼ inches
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Wives and Daughters, The Cornhill Magazine 10 (September 1864): facing 355.
The scene represents the moment when Dr Gibson discovers a love letter to Molly from his apprentice. du Maurier captures the doctor’s cool authority, emphasising his stillness and unblinking manner as he starchily confronts her.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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