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- Object: Lent
A barefoot old woman on horseback with a fish pan as a helmet, brandishing a fishing rod and waving a fishing net on a pole; fish and a lobster are attached to her person and to the saddle.
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Height: 180 millimetres (image)
Height: 201 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 154 millimetres (image)
Width: 155 millimetres (trimmed?)
- Curator's comments
- An impression of the print appears on a broadside (British Library, 669,f.26/65) published in 1660 by Thomas Jenner with its pair "Shrovetide" who rides a "good fatte oxe" (669,f.26/64). Malcolm Jones has drawn attention to the first appearance of the pair, registered to Matthew Simmons in the Stationers Registers on 15th February 1636 as "Two Pictures [of] Lent and Shrovetide with verses to them by John Taylor". They are based, in reverse, on two French prints published by Melchior Tavernier (Royal collection).
- Not on display
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