I never get tired of admiring these masterpieces.
The tea from the daily ritual becomes art through the ages and history.
These are some of my favorite paintings about tea time.
(all images are copyright of their respective owners)
|A Rose from a Suitor by Herbert Blande Sparks|
|Afternoon Tea by W H Matgeston|
|A Cup of Tea, Walter Granville-Smith|
|George Dunlop Leslie Afternoon Tea 188|
|Tea in the Garden, Richard Edward Miller|
|George Goodwiln Kinlburne|
|“Afternoon Treat” by George Goodwin Kilburne|
|George Dunlop Leslie|
|Five O'Clock by George Dunlop Leslie.|
|Tea Time by Albert Lynch|
|Women taking Tea by Albert Lynch|
|High tea by Abbott Fuller Grave|
|Five O’clock Tea by Julius Leblanc Stewart|
|Frederick Childe Hassam by French Tea Garden|
“The order never varies. Two slices of bread-and-butter each, and China tea. What a hide-bound couple we must seem, clinging to custom because we did so in England. Here, on this clean balcony, white and impersonal with centuries of sun, I think of half-past-four at Manderley, and the table drawn before the library fire. The door flung open, punctual to the minute, and the performance, never-varying, of the laying of the tea, the silver tray, the kettle, the snowy cloth.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca