In a richly decorated and carpeted interior, an obese clergyman with his equally large, bespectacled wife sit at a dining table with their three children; on the back wall hangs a portrait of the clergyman. He raises a wineglass to his lips as a servant uncorks another bottle of wine.
- Artist: Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814, artist.
- Title: [A master parson with a good living] [art original].
- Production: [England], [ca. 1782]
Drawings D574 no. 6 Framed
Acquired October 2020
A man with a queue wig and wearing spectacles (right) sits expectantly at a small round tea table set for two; his hands on the table clutch his knife and fork, his napkin tied around his neck like a bib. He leans forward as he eyes the food approach carried by a woman in a mop cap and wearing spectacles who stands full length (left) holding a long handled frying pan heaped high with dark ashes. He says, “Come, come, Dame isn’t my eggs and bacon done yet. I’m literally famish’d in waiting.” She replies, “I am very sorry to inform your worship that just as I had done ’em so nice all this here soot fell into the pan.”
- Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
- Title: The hungry epicure disappointed [drawing].
- Created: [England, between 1830 and 1852?]
Catalog Record & Digital Collection
Drawings G761 no. 8 Box120
Acquired November 2013