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'St Bartholomew's Fair, Smithfield', (c1737-c1743?). Artist: Unknown

'St Bartholomew's Fair, Smithfield', (c1737-c1743?). Artist: Unknown

1-191-502 - © Museum of London/Heritage-Images
          

'St Bartholomew's Fair, Smithfield', (c1737-c1743?). This view represents the notoriously rough and rowdy fair towards the end of its heyday. The reduction of the fair from a fortnight to three or four days took place in 1735 and in 1737 the Licencing Act limited the performance of plays, one of the fair's noted attractions, to patent theatres. St Bartholomew's Hospital, London's oldest hospital, can be seen in the background.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0330000040
  1. 1-191-502
  1. 1191502
  1. 40
  1. 90.44

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4855x3593
File Size : 51106kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
Medium
  1. Oil
Picture Type
  1. Landscape
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ United Kingdom
  4. --------- England
  5. ------------ Greater London
  6. --------------- London
  7. ------------------ City of London
  1. 51 30 51 N , 000 05 37 W
Restrictions
  1. Strictly for Editorial use only.


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