Manager & Spouter

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A stage manager (David Garrick), sits at a table and watches an actor perform a scene from a play. The title punningly compares the effusive performance to steam that issues from an urn on the table, next to tray with cups and a chocolate pot carried by a maid. At the back of the room is a door with an elaborate frame topped with a bust, and large pictures hanging to either side, each representing pairs of figures.

Manager & Spouter, After Henry Wigstead (British, 1745?–1800 Margate), Hand-colored etching, stipple and aquatint

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