- Watercolour brush drawing
- Gift of Prof. H. John Simpson and family, in memory of Ming Simpson, 2017
- 462 x 389mm
Picturing an amorous but not quite private moment, Thomas Rowlandson’s watercolour sketch takes its title from a phrase used by Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift in 1738, “Bachelor’s fare: bread and cheese, and kisses”. It was a study for a popular print published in London in 1813.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)