À Fortiori

À Fortiori

George du Maurier

Punch 76 (31 May 1879): 249

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Philistine Father. “Why the Dickens don’t you paint something like Frith’s ‘Derby Day’– Something everybody can understand, and somebody buy?”

Young Genius. “Everybody understand, indeed! Art is for the Few, Father, and the higher the aArt, of course the fewer the a Few. The highest Art of all is for One. And that Art is mine. That One is – myself!”

Fond Mamma. “There speaks my Own Brave Boy!”