From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 10 x 14 inches, tipped to mat. Item #409358
A fine, humorous drawing entitled "A Sad Case," depicting dialogue between an older husband and his visiting friendly doctor, as his young wife sits surrounded by four very attentive younger men. Du Maurier was the chief caricaturist for 'Punch' from 1864. In 1894 he published his novel 'Trilby', which created a sensation at the time. With penciled date of "Nov. 30th 1872," perhaps the drawing's appearance in 'Punch', in lower margin. [BA, acquired from Black Sun Books, 1979].