Caption continues: Study of an Italian Signora, singing "Roberto, tu che adoro". She is rapt in dramatic inspiration, and as she sings she unconsciously fixes her ardent gaze upon the bashful Jones, who happens to be standing near. Jones's agony is simply inconceivable.
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Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, July 6, 1867, p. 4.
Cartoon shows a drawing room recital, where a young women is playing the piano with a fierce and impassioned expression while staring fixedly at a young man standing beside the piano who sweats visibly and shows every evidence of acute distress.