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plate 2 farmers boy 1986.232

Title: Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the English

Object Name: book

Artist/Maker: Murray, Mr John
Role in production: author
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1814

Accession Number: 1986.232
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • paper
  • leather
  • cardboard
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Book containing fifty hand-coloured plates, each depicting an aspect of English clothing in 1814 accompanied by a page or more of explanatory text. Paper pages bound in card decorated with marbled paper. Leather spine.
List of plates:
1) The Sovereign 2) Farmer's Boy 3) Waterman to a Coach-stand 4) Yeoman of the Guard 5) Shrimper 6) Peer in his robes 7) Dustman 8) Hastings Fisherman 9) Fireman 10) Judge 11) Billinsgate Fish-woman 12) Greenwich Pensioner 13) Bishop 14) Chelsea Pensioner 15) Milk-maid 16) Drover 17) Knight of the Garter 18) Sailor 19) Match Girl 20) Herald 21) Chimney-sweeper on the 1st of May 22) Barrow-woman 23) Lord Mayor 24) Postman 25) Lady in her Summer Dress 26) Highland Shepherd 27) Rifleman 28) Watchman 29) General Order 30) Dairy Maid 31) Drayman 32) Speaker of the House of Commons 33) Butcher's Boy 34) Admiral 35) Baron 36) Blue-coat Boy 37) Gipsey 38) Dragoon 39) Baker 40) Alderman 41) Serjeant Trumpeter 42) Hussar 43) Private of the 42nd Regiment 44) Market-woman 45) Grenadier of the 1st Regiment of Guards 46) Beadle of the Church 47) Welsh Woman 48) Newsman 49) Officer of Royal Horse Artillery 50) Private of Life Guards

Part of the Doris Langley Moore Collection.

Dimensions

Type: Size
Height: 22.7 cm
Width: 16.5 cm
Depth: