London, South Kensington
6 December 1996
George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (1834-1896)
"Affiliating an Oesthete"
signed: "du Maurier" and further extensively inscribed below the mount and further signed by the artist; pencil, pen and brown ink
5¾ x 8¾in. (14.5 x 22.5cm.)
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