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"De gustibus non disputandum": 1505d

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"De gustibus non disputandum"


Draughtsman: Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Production date: AD 1876


A drawing for "Punch", 1876

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sight Size Height 154 mm Width 227 mm
Image Size Height 165 mm Width 265 mm
Page Size Height 252 mm Width 337 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and sepia on paper

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  • Text: du Maurier
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Sepia
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 76. DE GUSTIBUS NON DISPUTANDUM. 1876 / (At least not by beautiful people of either sex). / Adonis (after his guests have departed): "By Jove, Maria, what a handsome woman Mrs. Jones is! She looks / better the ever!" / His Wife: "Ahem! Well it may be bad taste, but I own / I have hitherto failed to detect the beauty of Mrs. / Jones. Now Mr. Jones is good-looking, if you like." / Adonis: "Jones, good-looking! Come, hang it, Maria, Jones is a very good fellow, and all that; But I must / say I never perceived his good looks!"
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Cutting

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1505d
Primary reference Number: 10401
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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