"as composed as Mrs P-p-ponsonby-de-Tomkyns in P-p-punch"
George du Maurier
Public DomainGeorge du Maurier - Credit: unknown
A cartoon by Georges du Maurier (1878)
Public DomainA cartoon by Georges du Maurier (1878) - Credit: George du Maurier

Mrs Ponsonby-de-Tomkyns was a character created by the famous Punch cartoonist Georges du Maurier (1834-1896), the grandfather of Daphne du Maurier.

Du Maurier was also the author of a highly successful novel entitled Trilby which was published in 1894.