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The City Chanters

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,1012.4775

  • Title (object)

    • The City Chanters
  • Description

    Women selling ballads in front of a door next to the Fleet, with an advertisement pasted up 'A genteel Lodgen to Let' and a plaque on the prison railings 'Pray remember the poor confind Debtors in the Fleet Prison'; one to left in a straw hat pressing 'Wilkes..Bull' on an unwilling man, another to right holding out sheets inscribed 'Parson Horne the Devil' to prisoners who reach eagerly through the bars, a third in the centre, young and pretty, left hand on hip, holding up 'An irregular Ode to Wilkes & Liberty' in right, with the badge 'Squire Wilkes again and again' pinned to the bow fastening her shawl, a man and a boy holding out coins to her in left foreground, a little girl pinning a badge of Wilkes & Bull to her doll to right and a man carrying a turtle on his back labelled 'For Alderman Wilkes', attached by a band around his forehead, reading a paper labelled 'Wilkes Liberty & Bull' to right; after Collet. 1771
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1771
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 356 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, and scratched below the image 'Engrav'd by Saml Okey 1771'.
        Lettered on the strip of paper cut from the print and attached to the mount 'Engrav'd from an Original Picture Painted by Mr. Collett; in the Posseission of N: Hart Esqr.'.
  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1872,1012.4775

Women selling ballads in front of a door next to the Fleet, with an advertisement pasted up 'A genteel Lodgen to Let' and a plaque on the prison railings 'Pray remember the poor confind Debtors in the Fleet Prison'; one to left in a straw hat pressing 'Wilkes..Bull' on an unwilling man, another to right holding out sheets inscribed 'Parson Horne the Devil' to prisoners who reach eagerly through the bars, a third in the centre, young and pretty, left hand on hip, holding up 'An irregular Ode to Wilkes & Liberty' in right, with the badge 'Squire Wilkes again and again' pinned to the bow fastening her shawl, a man and a boy holding out coins to her in left foreground, a little girl pinning a badge of Wilkes & Bull to her doll to right and a man carrying a turtle on his back labelled 'For Alderman Wilkes', attached by a band around his forehead, reading a paper labelled 'Wilkes Liberty & Bull' to right; after Collet.  1771  Mezzotint

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Women selling ballads in front of a door next to the Fleet, with an advertisement pasted up 'A genteel Lodgen to Let' and a plaque on the prison railings 'Pray remember the poor confind Debtors in the Fleet Prison'; one to left in a straw hat pressing 'Wilkes..Bull' on an unwilling man, another to right holding out sheets inscribed 'Parson Horne the Devil' to prisoners who reach eagerly through the bars, a third in the centre, young and pretty, left hand on hip, holding up 'An irregular Ode to Wilkes & Liberty' in right, with the badge 'Squire Wilkes again and again' pinned to the bow fastening her shawl, a man and a boy holding out coins to her in left foreground, a little girl pinning a badge of Wilkes & Bull to her doll to right and a man carrying a turtle on his back labelled 'For Alderman Wilkes', attached by a band around his forehead, reading a paper labelled 'Wilkes Liberty & Bull' to right; after Collet. 1771 Mezzotint

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