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Tit for Tat; a woman seated with her daughters on either side in an elegantly furnished room addresses a boy who stands in the corner facing the wall; outlines of a profile (right) and feet (left) are drawn faintly in the margins.
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1860-1880 (about)
Height: 218 millimetres (See curatorial comment)
Width: 311 millimetres (See curatorial comment)
- Curator's comments
- The drawing is mounted in an original frame. The measurements refer to the visible area of the drawing which is on a larger sheet.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- John Christian purchased the drawing from Haslam and Whiteway and retained the invoice dated 9th August 93. The invoice provides the following information:
"HW 5653: Original Drawing by G. Du Maurier "Tit for Tat" in period frame." With price.
In a dark wood and gold frame inscribed: "G. du Maurier A.R.W.S."
A label on the back of the frame "Tit for Tat. Original Drawing by G. Du Maurier."
With a number incised in the back of the frame.
Photographs of the label and incised number have been retained with the invoice.
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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