Conversazione.

Tags: Bunbury.
Conversazione.
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A fine, strong impression of a very rare, famous caricature by Bunbury. Fashionably dressed ladies and gentlemen sit in a circle in an elegant salon, while a liveried black footman passes around with a tea tray. In the centre a man sits in backview, his bagwig hanging over the back of the chair, on the left an elderly man sits stiffly, eyes closed, spilling his teacup, next to a lean ugly old woman holding a large fan. Next is a stout squire and his wife, who talks to a giggling woman, while her neighbour reaches greedily for another cake from the tray. Next a smiling clergyman holds his hat on his knee, while a pretty young woman flirts with a handsome young man who leans on the back of her chair. Two oval pictures hang on the wall in the background. BM 6141.