Sympathetic Egoism of Genius (A Study)
'Don't run away yet, old man! It's quite early, and I want to hear all about your Academy Picture, which I'm told is splendid.'
[Proceeds to describe his own at great length, and then suddenly finds out how late it is, and bolts...]
George Du Maurier (1834-1896)
Signed, inscribed with title and dated 'Jan 91'
9 x 6 ¼
Punch, 7 February 1891, page 71
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1871-2022', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November-December 2022, no 15