ROWLANDSON, Thomas. ~ Dissapointed Epicures.
Original hand coloured etching, signed and dated 1809 in the print with the rather sibilant title beneath.
A party of epicures waiting for their dinner look on in horror as it is squandered in buffoonery. A dog runs between the legs of a man bringing in a dish of cutlets, which bestrew the carpet; his downfall has in turn jogged another wiater whose soup tureen has come to grief; thebutler in the chaos has allowed the beer to escape in a hsow of forth all over the place.
A painting of this scene was executed by Rowlandson in 1790.