A ‘Capital’ Punishment

A “Capital Punishment”. Signed MB. Source: Fun (28 April 1880): 174. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library. Click on image to enlarge it.

Dialogue beneath main caption:

Landlady: — “Lor’ a mussy, Mr. Brown, what’s the matter, Sir?

Madder Brown (with lively demonstrations of delight: — “Glorious news — I’m going to be hung at last. Hooray!” [But he only meant that his picture was going to be hung at the Academy.]

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Last modified 11 February 2016