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The situation depicts Parson Yorick and the gloveseller in her Paris shop: 'The beautiful Grisette look’d sometimes at the gloves, then sideways to the window, then at the gloves – and then at me. I was not disposed to break silence – I follow’d her example: so I look’d at the gloves, then to the window, then at the gloves, and then at her – and so on alternately. I found I lost considerably in every attack.'
oil on canvas
H 21.6 x W 17.2 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, 1994