Exhibited: Dudley Gallery, 1877
The description of this picture is similar to the scene portrayed in an oil painting on panel, 32 x 24 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 inches), which was auctioned by Bonham’s, Bath, on 16 July 2007, under the title ‘A Good Whiff’, fetching £320. It is possible that both pictures are the same.
Athenaeum, 1 December 1877:
Mr Eyre Crowe’s Hodge (127) – it ought to be Pat, as the man who sits taking his beer in an ale-house is decidedly Irish – has a solid, rather dry, spirited expression, marked by humour in the action and face.