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Image ID:
lwlpr15252
Call Number:
772.01.01.04+
Creator:
Humphrey, William, ca. 1740-ca. 1810, printmaker.
Title:
The sausage woman, or, A scene in Covent Garden Martin pinxt. ; Umfreys fecit.
Related Title:
Scene in Covent Garden
Published:
London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the act directs, 1st Jany. 1772.
Description:
1 print on laid paper : mezzotint, hand-colored ; plate mark 34.8 x 24.6 cm., on sheet 37 x 27 cm.,
Notes:
The printmaker's name from other prints signed by William Humphrey as 'Umfrey' and published by Sayer. | Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Summary:
A smiling street vendor cooking sausages on a table-top burner is serving them to two girls and a boy sitting in front of her table. A man standing next to her is also eating a sausage while a well-dressed young boy on the left appears to record somethin
Local Subjects:
  •  Temporary local subject terms: Domestic service: maid -- Black manservants -- Musical instruments: horn -- Furniture: round table -- Chairs -- Furnishings: curtains -- Painting -- Effects of wine -- Wine bottle and glasses.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1772.
  • Mezzotints - England - London - 1772.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Martin, Elias, 1739-1818, artist.
  • Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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