A dapper operagoer exits the King's Theatre, Haymarket, into a miserable rainy night. He clutches his scarf as he tiptoes with very fine bowed shoes into a stream of water, his gloves falling behind him and water gushing from the arch above onto his top hat. In the background a boy stands with lighted torch, evidently asleep, and a little dog plays beneath the arch. On either side of the arch are plastered two comic broadsides reading: Chelsea Watermain Always Charged and Madame Pasta's Benefit Night.
A nicely hand-colored aquatint published by Gillard and captioned: The Opera over! Or, "The Last Man." Sans Coach--Sans Cloak--Sans Every thing!!GPH-15377$400