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The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life / Buy my great eels, buy my live eels

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1871,1209.3331

  • Title (object)

    • Buy my great eels, buy my live eels

    Title (series)

    • The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life
  • Description

    Plate 11; a portly woman seeling eels from a basket on her head, wearing hooded cloak and apron, her left hand on her hip; from a late series of the Cries of London, this plate did not appear in the original edition. c.1750-1821
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1750-1821
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 230 millimetres
    • Width: 160 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, the plate numbered 11 at top right.
  • Curator's comments

    According to Raines, plates in the late editions of the series "were re-engraved with alterations after L.P. Boitard" (p.97). See curator's comment for 1871,1209.3323 for full note on this late series.

    According to pencil note on verso, this plate had been numbered 3 (where the corner has been replicated at top right)

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  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1871

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1871,1209.3331

Plate 11; a portly woman seeling eels from a basket on her head, wearing hooded cloak and apron, her left hand on her hip; from a late series of the Cries of London, this plate did not appear in the original edition.  c.1750-1821  Etching

Recto

Plate 11; a portly woman seeling eels from a basket on her head, wearing hooded cloak and apron, her left hand on her hip; from a late series of the Cries of London, this plate did not appear in the original edition. c.1750-1821 Etching

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