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The Modern Babylonian Marriage Mart; Mr Punch as an auctioneer to the left, with Cupid at a desk in front, on a platform in the centre of room, a mother attending her daughter who is about to bid for, foreground filled with ladies seated under the platform, those on the left 'sold', those on the right and in centre discussing each other, to the right, a man holding a hat, in the background a crowd of men and on the wall, a frieze representing 'The Row'
Pen and brown ink, touched with white; small slip of paper affixed
- Production date
- 1876 (circa)
Height: 368 millimetres
Width: 698 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Engraved on wood 1876 by J Swain for "Punch's Pocket Book". The work is based on the painting 'The Babylonian Marraige Market' by Edwin Long exhibited at the summer exhibition of the Royal Academy in 1875, purchased by Thomas Holloway and now in the collection of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, Egham. See Jeannie Chapel, 'Victorian Taste: The Complete catalogue of paintings at the Royal Holloway College', (1982), p.108-9, no.41 and Mark Bills, 'Edwin Longsden Long RA', (1998), pp.105-7, no.142.
See 1974,0801.11 for impression of the hand photogravure published by the Fine Art Society, London in 1889 after the painting.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Punch's Pocket Book
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- Acquisition notes
- The 13 drawings by Charles Keene (1891,0617.8 to 20, were purchased from a dealer called Edwards at 26 Golden Square, London
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