11 x 13.5, 13.25 x 15.75 (in frame)
Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015
Three gentlemen and a lady sit at a round table in the center of the room talking, drinking, and admiring a drawing. A dog lays in the foreground next to an open box, armchair, and footstool placed in front of an easel with an unfinished work. The walls of the room are decorated with the impressions of sculptures and vibrant curtains, with large window on the right of the composition that looks out to a green, hilly landscape.
From "Dr. Syntax's Tour in Search of a Wife" by William Combe; published 1821 (a comic poem satirizing William Sawrey Gilpin)
british print, thomas hearne, 2015.36