Directions to Footmen

Thomas Rowlandson British
Publisher Thomas Tegg British

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An untidy footman stands by the dinner table and lets a tureen slide on to the table so that its contents pour out. He holds a dish containing a leg of mutton in his left hand, held so that joint and gravy fall to the floor, while a dog waits expectantly at right. The two women at the table look at him, mouths agape.

Directions to Footmen, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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