I have just stumbled across this painting by Adolph Menzel. I think it is really lovely, and I find it fascinating to see everyone balancing their plates and eating, not sitting at a table. I especially love the gentlemen in fabulous uniforms, slightly bent over and eating while standing. What is between the legs of that guy in the front? Is it his hat? I suppose that if you're going to hold a plate you can't very well carry your hat, but it is so comical!