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In the Picture Caption Contest

The Barber Association newsletter In the Picture now runs a caption contest with each issue. Though only one ‘winning’ caption will be shared in the newsletter, we thought it would be fun to share our favourites for your enjoyment!

Our Autumn 2019 issue has one of our works on paper, entitled Three Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight by William Pether (1738 – 1821), reproducing a 1765 painting by Joseph Wright (1734 – 1797). We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Our Spring 2019 caption picture was The Cobbler by Adriaen Van Ostade:

The winning caption was:

“George, why are you working in the dog’s kennel?”

“I normally sit on the roof but he looked so sweet I didn’t want to disturb him.”

Our runner up was:

‘Well heeled shoe box’

The Winter 2018/19 Issue shared our Ingres painting Paolo and Francesca

Here are the winning, and our favourite, captions:

Winner:

‘No, really, I love the smell of garlic.’

Runners Up:

‘Who? Oh, him at the door. It’s just the milkman, dear.’

‘When he thinks leaving the pub early will be a pleasant surprise but you were enjoying your book.’

‘Paolo: Oh no, I’ve done my back in!’

‘Paolo was an enthusiastic amateur chiropractor.’

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