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Tom Rakewell (his name appears on the bottom of the scroll of his accounts) has adopted the lifestyle of a gentleman. At his ceremonial morning assembly (levee) in his gracious manor, he is attended by his hirelings: his fencing master, his quarter staff instructor, his French music teacher, his landscape architect, his bodyguard, his master of hounds, and his jockey. Most were recognizable as well-known figures of the day. The man at the harpsichord is likely George Frideric Handel, who before achieving fame as a composer would play harpsichord in fashionable drawing rooms.
William George Sullivan; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1930.