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Saint Monday in the Afternoon, or All Nine and Swallow the Bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,1125.51

  • Title (object)

    • Saint Monday in the Afternoon, or All Nine and Swallow the Bowl
  • Description

    Nine tradesman; a weaver, barber, tailor, blacksmith, cobbler, butcher, carpenter, bricklayer and house-painter playing skittles in tavern garden, with wife of weaver arriving from left to berate him. 1770s Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1770s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 421 millimetres
    • Width: 502 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, fifteen lines of verse beginning, "Just at the Finish of a Game ...", and publication line: "Sold by R. Marshall, at No, 4, in Aldermary Church Yard London".
  • Curator's comments

    Saint Monday was the traditional unofficial day's holiday taken by tradesmen in the 18th and early 19th centuries. This print is evidently based, though at several removes, on one of Francis Hayman's paintings of the early 1740s for the supper-boxes at Vauxhall Gardens: "The Play of Skittles and the Husband upbraided by the Wife". The painting is lost, but its composition is recorded in a drawing at Birmingham City Art Gallery, see B. Allen, Francis Hayman, exhibition catalogue, Yale Center for British Art, 1987, no. 58

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  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2001,1125.51

Nine tradesman; a weaver, barber, tailor, blacksmith, cobbler, butcher, carpenter, bricklayer and house-painter playing skittles in tavern garden, with wife of weaver arriving from l to berate him.  1770s Etching

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Nine tradesman; a weaver, barber, tailor, blacksmith, cobbler, butcher, carpenter, bricklayer and house-painter playing skittles in tavern garden, with wife of weaver arriving from l to berate him. 1770s Etching

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