A Naturel Genius.

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A Naturel Genius.
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A scene in the parlour of The Bon Ton school for young ladies, with a piano in the background on the right and a painting of Charlotte at the Tomb of Werter propped on a chair in the foreground. A pretty, slim, young schoolmistress, wearing a respectable lace cap and yellow dress, gestures towards the painting, suggesting to a fat, vulgar mother, wearing a grossly overtrimmed bonnet and mantle, and her plump, plain, spoilt little girl, that it would be a suitable subject for embroidery. The mother exclaims that her Dater has a Genu for Drawing ! Penelope my dear you shall work Charlotte at the Tub of Water. In the background trees are visible through an open window. A satire on the pretensions of the middle classes. BM 11649.