- Museum number
- Object: May day in the reign of Queen Elizabeth
A field of festivities with maypole dancers, dragons and a may queen on a stage with floral canopy beyond at right, viewed from a hill with a courting couple in the centre foreground, and jester at right; the flag on the maypole inscribed 'robin hode'; unfinished proof before additional work on background and maypole. 1836
Etching and engraving on chine collé
- Production date
Height: 544 millimetres
Width: 678 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1821 (No. 8), see Graves for accompanying description of the festivities.
See1875,0410.427 for lettered later state
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The register records that 1837,0616.1 to 4 were purchased by Josi from Messrs Christie & Manson for £4 18s. This print cost £3 3s.
- Prints and Drawings
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