A crowd of cartoonish figures gather in a room with walls lined with grand, gilt-framed paintings. To the right of the composition, a hunch-backed servant opens a door to reveal a painter at work, painting the portrait of an elegant lady in the room, who is turned to face him.
Published 1821-1822 by R. Ackermann, in the book "The History of Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax"
Etching with hand colored Aquatint
5.5 x 8.75, 12 x 14.75 (in frame)