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Group of figures drinking

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825-70 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 35

Physical description

Pencil drawing depicting an ornate mirror reflecting a group of figures drinking and eating around a table with a curtain separating the table behind. More tables stretch back behind this group, each with high curtained backs. On the reverse is a drawing of St. James's Park, 1827.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, drawn)


ca. 1825-70 (drawn)


Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing


Height: 11 cm, Width: 16 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing by Maclise. Table with hanging umbrealla and hat on either side of a mirror reflecting figures drinking.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Exhibited in Mount 15 (double sided) in a pillar stand of thirty frames, containing three hundred and ninety drawings and sketches in pencil, pen and ink, and colour - figures, landscapes, etc. There are also seven by other hands (aside from Maclise) - Calderon, T.S. Cooper, Cope, Herbert, and Landseer, all R.A., F. Danby, A.R.A., and G. Cattermole.

These drawings and sketches include the following celebrated persons, amongst whom were several more of the Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters: C.J. Apperley, Sir Egerton Brydges, Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Lord Lytton), G. Cattermole, Sir Alexander Cockburn, Joshua Cristall, Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield), M. Faraday etc.


Paper; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Restaurants; Cafes; Reflections; Mirrors




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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