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A Jack-in-the-Green procession in a village, with the Jack in the centre flanked by two figures, and two children dancing in the foreground. c.1840
Pen and brown ink and watercolour, over graphite
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Height: 278 millimetres
Width: 213 millimetres
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- This subject of this drawing has been identified by Frances Tucker, who has supplied the following information (January 2010).
A Jack-in-the-Green procession was held on May Day. The principal figures in such a procession were a King, a Queen, and a jester/clown (in the background with the ruff and collar with bells). The procession dances through the streets to music played by one musician playing pandean pipes (pan-pipes) and a large drum. The 'lady' at the left (who could be male) is holding a spoon which she holds out to bystanders to collect money. The two children at the front are chimney-sweeps with their brushes and shovels. The Jack-in-the-Green is in a framework with foliage around it and ribbons; a crown is shown at the top. The man inside is dancing along (see his feet below) and his face is shown through a gap in the greenery.
This drawing is not listed by Binyon.
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