​英語で小噺

English Rakugo Short Stories

by 鹿鳴家 英楽(Kanariya Eiraku)

6. 誰の絵?

Whose Painting Is This?

6. 誰の絵?

Whose Painting Is This?

​SCRIPT

A conversation at a museum

L:   Excuse me, are you a curator of this museum?
C:   Yes, I am. How can I help you?
L:   Well, whose painting is this? I know the painting but I just can’t remember his name.
C:   Ma’am, this is a Renoir.
L:     Yes, yes. I knew that. What about this one? I know this painting.
    This is ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.  There is even a novel and a film based on this

    painting. 

    But I just can’t come up with his name.
C:   Ma’am, this is a Vermeer.
L:   Yes, yes, Vermeer. He is my favorite painter. I know this one.This is famous. 

    This is a Picasso, isn’t it?
C:     No, ma’am, it’s a mirror.