The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a blushing young woman regretting her decision to order a glass of milk in London's fashionable Cafe Royal because of the laughter and ridicule the request has generated, including that of her waiter. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander. His efficient, bold style depicting social faux-pas was ground breaking for its time and his work is a brilliant reflection of the period.
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Cartoon, Tiddy Doll the great French Gingerbread Baker
Cartoon, Tiddy Doll the great French Gingerbread Baker, drawing out a new Batch of Kings, his Man, Hopping Talley [Talleyrand], mixing up the Dough, by James Gillray. A comment on Napoleon's method of appointing new heads of state, mostly from his own family. On the right are models of British politicians such as Fox and Sheridan, seen to be in favour of making peace with the new French republic. Below is an 'Ash-Hole for broken Gingerbread', with the remains of old monarchies. Date: 1806
© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library