Drawing for the Million—No. 1

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Drawing for the Million—No. 1
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Drawing for the Million—No. 1
London, Dean & co. ca. 1825
Original hand colouring
280 x 190 mm
Repair to bottom left, affecting title area
A very dandified artist stands at his easel, palette and paintbrush in hand, he turns his head to talk to his young assistant.
Below the image are the following lines of their conversation;
My father draws such prime things.
What landscape? No, better than that. “Portraits, then?
Better than that. “Not history? No, when there is a large dinner he draws the corks out of the vine bottles.