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"Putting his foot in it": 1727c

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"Putting his foot in it"


Draughtsman: Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by Maurier, George Du, trustees for the estate of


Production date: AD 1887-11


For "Punch", Nov. 1887

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Materials used in production

Sepia wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Size Height 138 mm Width 113 mm
Sheet Size Height 254 mm Width 177 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink and sepia wash on paper

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  • Text: du Maurier
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Putting his foot in it! / - "and do they still squeeze up the lady's feet / in your country?" / -"On the contrary madam - that is a chinese / custom - we in Japan always allow motive / full play, and let the lady's feet grow quite as / large as they were intended to do - not that / any would ever rival yours, madam!" / (is delighted with his little (?) compliment / G du Maurier / Hampstead / Nov. 87"
  • Location: Below image
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (same caption)
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1727c
Primary reference Number: 10408
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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