A tea party, or English manners and French politeness [graphic] / [anchor] R.C. fecit

Creator:
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pubd. by Thos. McLean, 26, Haymarket,
Augt. 1st, 1835.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 16.5 x 21.4 cm, on sheet 21 x 27 cm
Notes:
Title etched above image.
Below image, five lines of text: A Frenchman not aware of the custom, constantly returned his cup without the spoon in it, which being immediately replenished by thelady of the house, he thought it a point of politeness to drink the contents which he continued to do, to the great surprise of the company until he perceived the lady pouring out the 14th cup, when he rose in great agony and cried, Ah! Madame excuse me I can take no more.
Abstract:
A French man stands in profile to the right in front of his upturned chair, his hand on his protruding belly as if in pain, as an older woman sits at the table refilling his tea cup. A young woman stands behind the woman at the table, smiling behind a fan as she looks at the visitor. An older man sits at the table amused at the French man's distress. A dog drinks from a saucer under the table. The party is in evening dress, the curtains drawn, and a chandelier of four gas lamps hangs over the square tea-table laid with the tea service and tray.
Variant Titles:
English manners and French politeness
Topics:
Eating and drinking--England.
Etiquette.
Foreign visitors--French--England.
Manners and customs.
Tea parties.
Topics:
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1835.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1835.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
835.08.01.19
Orbis Record:
8456206
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr13816
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 14088a
OID:
10971469
PID:
digcoll:975715