Domestic Economy

Domestic Economy. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Mater. — “Papa, dear do you know a half pending weekly paper called Filipbutts?”

Pater. — “Never heard of it in my life!”

Mater. — “Well, it offers nine pence a column for answering questions, and they are so difficult, and we do so want to make a little money! Do leave off your novel and help us a little. (Pater can only write two novels a year, what gets £10,000 for each of them.”

Domestic Economy, which condescends to the novelist’s wife and daughters, is another variation on the many cartoons du Maurier created on the subject of what an artist has to put up with.

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English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 24 April 2020