The sixth age shifts into the lean old Chelsea Pensioner, with cap-peak over nose and hands on knees, his annual breeks, well-worn, a world too wide for his shrunk shanks; and his once martial voice, turning again toward childish treble, pipes and wheeze
Harry Furniss (1854-1925)
Signed and inscribed 'The Artistic Joke'
14 ½ x 10 inches
Harry Furniss's Royal Academy, An Artistic Joke, London: The Typographical Etching Company, 1888, No 56, 'Shakespeare: Studio Version, the Seven Ages of the Model'
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1800-1992', Chris Beetles Gallery, November-December 1992, No 28