Pidgeon Hole cartoon

Thomas Rowlandson, Pidgeon Hole. A Convent [sic] Garden contrivance to Coop up the gods (20 February 1811). Cramped, uncomfortable, and overheated conditions afflict the theatregoers occupying one of the “pigeon holes” that dotted the upper gallery of Covent Garden Theatre. The figures of Comedy (top left) and Tragedy (top right) flank the scene. Courtesy of the British Museum.