“Consolation. F. N. Townsend. Signed lower right. Punch (4 May 1904): 307. Click on image to enlarge it.

Wife of his bosom (to Doubleday, whose masterpiece, “The Calais-Douvres failing to enter Dover Harbor,” has also failed to enter the Royal Academy. “Never mind, George, I’m sure there really is good work in it. for I distinctly heard that critic friend of yours say, when he was here on Snow Sunday — and you know he never praises anything unduly — I distinctly heard him say the Picture positively made him feel quire ill.”

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