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Object: [Pl. 3, no title]
Series: Scraps and sketches
 'A Drop of Comfort'. Two women sit knee to knee, one wearing a bonnet and registering noisy grief; the other, bottle in hand, leans towards her sympathetically, holding out a glass of spirits.
 'A Comfortable Cup of Tea'. Three women and a man at a tea-table on which is a steaming urn are engaged in spirited and jovial conversation.
 'Christmas Comforts—"Jolly Companions every one—" old glee'. Animated objects engage in a dance, dominated by a figure made of plum-pudding and sirloin with knife and fork. The others are a frothing jug with tobacco-pipe legs, a punch-bowl with lemon for head and bottles for legs, a decanter, and wine-glasses. The flames in the grate form a face puffing smoke and with a cigar (or poker) in its mouth.
 'Comfortable Winter quarters'. A neatly dressed young woman toasts muffins at a blazing fire.
 'Comfort in warm weather'. The broad smiling face of a swimmer emerges from waves. Below are bathing-machines backed by cliffs.
 'Always Comfortable'. A man lies full length in a long (fixed) bath, his head only visible. Above the bath are clouds of steam and a pendent bell-pull.
 'The Comforter'. A woman winds a scarf round the neck of a great-coated man. Behind is a table with decanters and glasses.
 'Comforts'. Boot-jack and slippers.
 'Making the Bed Comfortable'. A plump maidservant pushes a warming-pan into a four-post bed. 1 February 1831
- Production date
Height: 274 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 380 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Third plate of a series of six, stitched together with a paper cover. See curator's comment for 1978,U.123.1.
There is a water-colour study for . In the margin is a pencil drawing of a yokel gaping delightedly at the sirloin: 'Laws is that Roast Beef!! well I've oft heard Granfeather talk on it but I never saw it a 'fore.' On the same sheet is a pencil and wash study for  and pencil studies for the spoonbills of No. 16855 , 1891,1117.268 (P&D pressmark 199.c.2/268. Binyon, i. 293). There are also two pages of pen sketches for : 'Sir John Barleycorn', 'Sir Loin', 'Miss Sherry', &c, 1891,1117.270-271, at Pressmark 199.c.2/270, 271.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179