Wife being sold at Smithfield Market, London, c1820. Artist: Anon

Wife being sold at Smithfield Market, London, c1820. Artist: Anon

1-238-189 - London Metropolitan Archives (City of London)/Heritage Images

Wife being sold at Smithfield Market, London, c1820. A rowdy scene at Smithfield cattle market with the wife for sale tied by a rope around her waist to a rail in the centre. She doesn't seem unduly concerned at the prospect of being sold and stands with her legs apart, hands on one hip. A man brandishing an ale-mug dances beside her; the man on the right - possibly her husband - holds up one hand for attention. At left a chimney sweep empties soot on the crowd, with a Jewish seller of old clothes approaching. At right an angry woman grabs a man. The dome of St Paul's Cathedral is visible in the distance.


Image Details


People Information

Creator
  1. Anon, attributed to: :
After
  1. Matthias Finucane: : Artist

Medium
  1. Aquatint

Picture Type
  1. Satire
  2. Caricature

Geographic Hierarchy

World Europe United Kingdom England Greater London London City of London

  1. 51 30 51 N , 000 05 37 W

Category Hierarchy

Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

Locations & Buildings Other

Trade & Industry Other

People Other


Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5121x3409
File Size : 51,145kb


Aliases

  1. 6895
  1. 0220001325
  1. 1-238-189
  1. 1238189
  1. 1325
  1. 6895
  1. A3

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