A very relaxed young man puffs on a pipe while enjoying a drink in a tavern.
He's dressed in18th century costume. Meissonier often took inspiration from the style of Dutch 17th-century paintings.
There aren't any people around Sargent's sun-dappled table.
We can imagine that they might have gone for a stroll in the warm sunshine.
Two full glasses stand on a silver tray. The dash of blue and splodges of white reflection on the glasses make them the main attraction.
This is a very noisy painting; a crowded café with a performance in full swing. We get glimpses of instruments, the trombone and a double base along with a singer on stage.
Our eyes are drawn to the glistening steins about to be delivered through the buzz of conversation and laughter.
In preparation for his commission to paint scenes of Spanish locals and their customs, Sorolla visited everyday places to sketch everyday scenes.
Here a young man is being plied with cider by his companions. His glazed expression contrasts with his friend's watery look of disapproval towards Sorolla.