View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
Like so many of Dance's comic drawings, the precise meaning of this satirical
sketch is unclear. A short monk, whose habit is hitched about his waist, stares
at an Italian sausage dangled before
his nose. This, combined with the monk's posture and the actions of the nun who holds his legs, suggests that a crude sexual joke is being made at his expense.
Gallery label, September 2004
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