Description This painting celebrates the pleasures of smoking and partaking in good company. The composition is made up of animated vignettes. Look, for example, in the right corner, where a man in orange sits with betel quids—a mild stimulant—arrayed in front of him, watching two men embroiled in a dispute, one with a dagger drawn. A second pair, at the far end and close to the pavilion, seems also to be enraged enough to draw blood. The rest look on in anticipation, smoking and conversing.
|3/26/2018||Examination||examined for exhibition|
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002
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