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- Object: An Exact Representation of the Humourous Procession of the Richmond Wedding, of Abram Kendrick & Mary Westurn, 1766
View of a wedding procession emerging from a church described below as follows: "1. Two Grenadiers. 2. The Flag and Crown. 3. Four Men with Hand Bells. 4. Two Men one with a Block Head with a pair of Horns on it, the other with a Ladle. 5. The Pipe and Tabor, Hoboy, and Fiddle. 6. The Bridgroom in a Chair, and Attendants with Holy hock Flowers. 7. The Bride Do. 8. The Bride Maids. 9. Bride Men." At lower right an artist, in the churchyard, copies the scene on a board; view of adjacent houses beyond the churchyard. 1766
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Height: 211 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 308 millimetres (trimmed?)
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- The publication of this plate is announced in 'The Gazeteer' of 23 September 1766, where the wedded pair are described as 'two servants'. The wedding at Richmond Parish church was recorded in the parish register on 5 August 1966 of Abram Kendrick and Mary Weston, the witnesses were Edward Robison and James Bacon.
Smith of 45 Long Acre is only otherwise recorded as the distributor of satires by Benjamin Wilson. This plate cannot be by Wilson himself as it is too crude in manner, but it is very likely after a design by him. There is no reference to this print in his autobiography.
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