1. Morning or the Man of Tast
17 x 19 inches
The first plate depicts a gentleman and his wife taking breakfast. The corpulent master considers the luncheon menu whilst being served copious quantities of crumpet by his manservant. The mistress, equally rotund, rejects the duck that is being presented to her as the option for lunch. The inclusion of plaice and a lobster illustrates the enthusiasm for extravagant dining that prevailed amongst the Georgian upper classes. The second plate depicts an evening scene with three yeomen relaxing after a hard day's grafting. A servant boy removes the boots of one whilst a parlour maid produces a bed-pan for the relief of his companion.