Non Commital

“Non Commital. F. N. Townsend. Signed lower right. Punch (1 June 1904): 383. Click on image to enlarge it.

Scene — Fashionable Auction Rooms. A Picture Sale.

Amateur Collector (after taking the advice of Expert No. 1, addresses Expert No. 2). “What do you think of the Picture? I am advised to buy it. Is it not a fine Titian?”

Expert No. 2 (wishing to please both parties. “I don’t think you can go far wrong, for anyhow, if it isn't a Titian, it’s a Repe-tition.”

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Last modified 18 August 2017