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Men of various nationalities surround a gentleman dressed in striped breeches holding a cane, as another man wearing a fez snoozes beside a glazed door marked 'conference'. Colour lithograph by Tom Merry, 1884.

Merry, Tom, 1852-1902.
Date
June 7 1884
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About this work

Description

The man with the cane hands over a pendant marked 'egypt(?) to a man wearing a blue suit, a white cap with a rosette and clogs. Another man wearing a fur trimmed jacket holds up the gentleman's coat tails which are inscribed 'india'. Another man dressed in a fur waistcoat and shoes with strings around his legs props himself against a ledge as he looks on holding a glass of beer (?). The man with the fez appears to be drunk. The door against which he sits is open and inscribed in the glazing 'gin' and 'new drop in'

Publication/Creation

London : Judd & Co., June 7 1884.

Physical description

1 print : colour lithograph ; image 22.4 x 32.4 cm

Lettering

The conf(er)ence trick. A drama in rehearsal (see libretto).'St Stephen's review' presentation cartoon, 7th, 1884; Tom Merry.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 627431i

Languages

  • English


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