Caption continues: Lady of the house. "O, Signor Bérnolski, I am so glad you've come! -- we're all so dreadfully dull! Now do sit down and play us that lovely sonata of yours. They'll never begin to talk till they hear the piano going!"
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, Apr. 22, 1871, p. 160.
Cartoon shows a fashionable room full of party guests, with the hostess earnestly addressing a man in a monocle at right.