Playing in Parts
Etcher James Gillray British
After Brownlow North British
Publisher Hannah Humphrey British
Not on view
Gillray makes fun here of a concert performed by amateur, centering his image on a young woman who energetically thumps a keyboard, accompanied by four men–a gouty cellist, a sawing violinist and two flutists. Attendees pay little attention to the music, since a young girl takes the opportunity to flirt with an officer at left and more military men at right shake hands, one bowing so low that his sword lifts the shirts a large lady behind him. Trenchant commentary is offered by a small dog that places a paw on a music book and howls.