No One Spoke, Sara Troost, after Cornelis Troost, 1770
Cornelis Troost recorded how a sociable evening among gentlemen could transpire in five scenes. His series of pastels became extremely famous and are now kept in the Mauritshuis, The Hague. Sara Troost, one of his daughters, made the copy of this series on view here. In this first scene, the gentlemen are still biding their time, silently smoking their pipes.