Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Rowlandson John Bull at the Opera

Thomas Rowlandson

John Bull at the Italian Opera

9 x 13 inches

In this highly amusing scene John Bull is depicted attending a performance of the Italian Opera. He stoically attempts to concentrate whilst all around him are yawning, chatting and generally being inattentive to what's going on upon the stage. This is a glorious parody on the ridicule and occasional disdain with which the general public held Italian opera at the time.


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