The Pipe, the Pot, and the Paper.
Lithograph, scarce; printed area 115 x 160mm (4½ x 6¼"). Soiled.
Man smoking and reading the paper, with his dog sleeping on the floor and a boxing picture on the wall. In 1842 an article in Blackwood's magazine described how for many Londoners, 'the fireside, the pipe, the pot, and the paper, are their amusements: the latter affords them a reflection, as it were, of whatever amusement is going forward, without the crowd, fatigue, or trouble of assisting there'.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36946] £90.00