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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1993.31
People
George Louis du Maurier, British (1831 - 1896)
Title
"Nil desperandum!"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1890
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/294607
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions
17.9 x 25.4 cm (7 1/16 x 10 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, lower right: G du Maurier / 5 Bayswater Terrace / March 90
  • inscription: brown ink: Nil desperandum / Fair visitor (to hostess): "How wonderfully well Mrs. Wilkinson wears!--I do hope I shall be as good-looking / as that, at her age!" / Fair hostess: "so do I!"
  • inscription: verso, graphite: 10 guineas
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Aimée and Rosamond Lamb
Accession Year
1993
Object Number
1993.31
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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