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In the Picture Caption Contest

The Barber Association newsletter, In the Picture, includes 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!


Autumn 2020

‘The Visitation’, 1577, by Paulo Caliari, known as Veronese

Painting depicts The Virgin greets her elderly cousin Elizabeth with news of the impending birth of Christ


Summer 2020

‘Mr Briggs Contemplates a Day’s Fishing’, 1850, by John Leech

Coloured etching showing Mr Briggs stood on a dining table in his home, waving a fishing rod. His family watches from a door way.

We received a lot of coronavirus suggestions, best summed up with:

“Well, we are in lockdown…”


Winter 2019/20

‘Lovers in a Landscape (The Turtle Doves)’ by Nicolas Lancret

Our favourite captions were:

“No darling. I can’t walk over there. I’ve got the wrong shoes on!”

“I’ll tell them I was having pizza in Woking.”



Autumn 2019

‘Three Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight’ by William Pether



Spring 2019

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’



Winter 2018/19

‘Paolo and Francesca’ by Ingres

Winning Caption:

‘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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