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And after a while he started jabbing a woman dressed as Marie Antoinette. I think he was feeling rather puzzled.
Date: 1939
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 12 5/16 × 16 15/16 in. (31.3 × 43 cm) sheet: 14 15/16 × 18 5/16 in. (37.9 × 46.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Uncle Fred in the Springtime," by P. G. Wodehouse, in The Saturday Evening Post, May 20 1939
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1979
Object Number: 1979-66
About: This scene of wild goings-on at a costume ball occurs in one of the novels of P. J. Wodehouse, who was famous for his humorous tales of the British aristocracy. Little is recorded about the life of Yale graduate James W. Williamson beyond his facility in rendering the upper class life for both story illustrations and advertisements.
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