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Aunt Agony

The Subject of Tea in Art

The Victorian Teashop in Matlock Bath is very keen on promoting art. We may have a museum of photography on the first floor, just above the teashop, but we aren't stupid – you can't beat a nice bit of paint daubed on with a brush, especially when the artist turns to the subject of tea. It's a serious business – Vincent van Gogh cut his ear off because he couldn't stand all this talk about coffee. I wonder if the artists who painted the following stopped for a nice refreshing cuppa between each scrubbing out and starting again.


'LATE FOR TEA'
'LATE FOR TEA'
By Tony Sheaf

'AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE'
'AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE'
By Norman Rockwell

'THE BREAKFAST TABLE'
'THE BREAKFAST TABLE'
Private collection.

'THE SECOND TEA PAINTING'
'THE SECOND TEA PAINTING'
by David Hockney, 1961

'DECO TEA'
'DECO TEA'
by Michael L. Kungl

'CHILDREN'S TEA'
'CHILDREN'S TEA'
By Helen Allingham

'THE THERMOPYLAE LEAVING FOOCHOW'
'THE THERMOPYLAE LEAVING FOOCHOW'
By Montague Dawson

'NUDIST TEA PARTY'
'NUDIST TEA PARTY'
By Beryl Cook

'OLDE PORTERFIELD TEA ROOM'
'OLDE PORTERFIELD TEA ROOM'
Thomas Kinkade

'FIVE O'CLOCK TEA'
'FIVE O'CLOCK TEA'
By Mary Cassatt

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