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The Monkey with the Glass - Welcome

Jaci admits to taking a liberty with the date of this monkey and was inspired by later portraits of Lord Bryon and his contemporaries, who were inclined to affect Middle Eastern costumes.

His striped trousers were probably the most difficult piece in the whole room, as they had to look as if he was sitting cross-legged.

If you look closely at the glass from a sitting position, you will notice that you are viewing from underneath the glass, as you stand up the monkey's glass appears to tilt as if to say 'Cheers and Welcome'.