The Smoaking Club.

Stipple engraving, 1792
Image size 13 5/8 x 17 3/4" (34.6 x 45.1 cm).
Good condition, save for several very minor tears in the margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 61843
Price: $950.00
Publisher : London, Published 10 Jany. 1792 by Bull & Jeffryes, Ludgate Hill.
L. Boyne, del. E. Scott. sculpt.

Elderly men sit and stand, all smoking long pipes; large clouds of smoke issue from their mouths, but little or nothing comes from the bowls of their pipes. Most sit or stand silently morose; two standing men (left) appear to be puffing smoke in each other's faces. In the upper right are the rules to the society. No 4 reads: Any member who puffs designedly in the face of another, to be fines six pence of be puff'd at in return by the whole company. No. 5: All Fines to be spent in Porter.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Genre , Indoors