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Greenwich Hill or Holyday Gambols

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,1113.5531

  • Title (object)

    • Greenwich Hill or Holyday Gambols
  • Description

    Satire on popular recreation at Greenwich: groups of young men and women dancing and tumbling down One Tree Hill; in the foreground, from left to right, a sailor dances with a tall woman to the music of a blind fiddler, a group of more elegantly dressed people sit watching, a small boy rides a walking-stick hobby-horse, his sister is restrained by a ribbon held by her father and the mother suckles a baby.
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1740-1765
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 248 millimetres
    • Width: 349 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below with title and with six lines of verse beginning, "Ye sweetscented Sirs who are sick of the Sport ...". At top publication line: "Sold by W. Humphrey No. 227 Strand, London".
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 3111 bibliographic details
    • Crace 1878 XXXVI.34 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Crace Collection main series)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1880,1113.5531

Satire on popular recreation at Greenwich: groups of young men and women dancing and tumbling down One Tree Hill; in the foreground, from left to right, a sailor dances with a tall woman to the music of a blind fiddler, a group of more elegantly dressed people sit watching, a small boy rides a walking-stick hobby-horse, his sister is restrained by a ribbon held by her father and the mother suckles a baby.   Etching

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Satire on popular recreation at Greenwich: groups of young men and women dancing and tumbling down One Tree Hill; in the foreground, from left to right, a sailor dances with a tall woman to the music of a blind fiddler, a group of more elegantly dressed people sit watching, a small boy rides a walking-stick hobby-horse, his sister is restrained by a ribbon held by her father and the mother suckles a baby. Etching

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