Too Considerate

Too Considerate. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Mrs. Brown—“Oh, Mrs. Smith, do have that sweet baby of yours brought down to show my husband. He’s never seen it.

Mr. Brown.—“Oh, pray, don’t trouble on my account.”

The people in Too Considerate do not seem as well drawn as in most of du Maurier’s other cartoons (perhaps that’s the fault of the engraver, Swain), but the details in this scene of upper-middle class people having tea together are well done: the small table on which sits the tea pot, the Aesthetic movement screen at the left,and the pictures and plant in the center background.

Unlucky Speeches, Ill-Considered Utterances, and Things One Could Wish to Have Expressed Otherwise

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

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 30 April 2020