After the title: 'see Mrs Clarkes Rival Princes'. A view (apparently) of Fores's shop in Piccadilly. Two women bawl their wares in the street: "Heres your real Folkstone's ha'penny a pottle", and "a halfpenny a pottle full to the bottom fine scarlet Strawberries". A girl with a basket on her arm holds up a cornet of berries to an irate man (Lord Folkestone) who leans from a first-floor window: "Scarlet Strawberries real Folkstone Strawberries". He answers with clenched fists: "Curse your Strawberries. I wish you would cease your infernal bawling, I hate Strawberries without Cream". John Bull (not named), a neatly dressed and paunchy citizen, stands outside the shop-door, looking with amusement at the woman; he says: "I suppose we shall now have a New edition of Yorkshire Cakes [fools], & Cumberland Comfits as well" [alluding to the Dukes of York and Cumberland, cf. No. 11561]. Fores's shop is depicted with approximate correctness. The door with a fanlight is at the corner, in Sackville Street (right). Within is a counter behind which a fashionably dressed man, probably Fores, is seated, an open book before him. On the wall is a high carved book-case against which leans a ladder; beside it (right) are two book-shelves, with small pictures below. In the Piccadilly front is a shop-window extending to the door of the adjacent house; against the panes lean open books, large and small, some displaying illustrations. The edge of the window in Sackville Street is on the extreme right. In the two upper panes are prints, one a profile head of Mrs. Clarke, the other a large grotesque caricature head; below are books. A low barrier of ornamental ironwork protects both frontages from the street. The strawberry-sellers are realistically drawn. Two have flat round baskets containing small paper cornets of berries; one of these has two long wicker pottles dangling from the waist, and carries her flat basket on her head. June 20 1810 Hand-coloured etching
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