Object number : BATVG : PD : 1955.9 Art work type and title :
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Height (cm) : 33.4
Width (cm) : 51.8 Further information :
This cartoon was published in Tatler magazine. It pokes fun at the genteel and easily shocked users of the Pump Room.
At the time, the drinking of alcohol in the Pump Room really was as unthinkable as the horrified reaction of Bateman's spa water-drinkers suggests.
It was not until 1971 that Bath magistrates granted a licence for alcohol to be served in the Pump Room. From then on sherry and wine became available to go with the morning music. Indexing terms :
Location status : Available to view by appointment