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Object: Gaillardise du Commun Jardin
Object: The Covt: Garden Morning Frolick
Satire on London life; early morning in the Piazza, Covent Garden, with night-time revellers, a man wielding a large artichoke and another sprawled on top of a sedan chair in which sleeps a woman whose breasts fall out of her bodice; they are led by a bare-foot link boy and a crowd of market people look on; in the background, St. Paul's church. 1747
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Height: 207 millimetres (image)
Height: 228 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 310 millimetres (image)
Width: 322 millimetres (trimmed?)
- Curator's comments
- The drunken trio has been identified as "Captain" Marcellus Laroon III (the artist), his friend Captain Montague and Bet Careless, the well-known courtesan; the link-boy is recognizable as "Little Cazey" (see 1962,0714.11).
See also David Bindman, 'Hogarth and his times', BM 1997, cat.41.
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