Saturday, 26 March 2011

Street Cries

Yesterday the Museum of London opened a new art exhibition: Street Cries: depictions of London’s Poor. This explores the fashion for depicting the urban poor - street vendors, carpenters, cane-weavers, prostitutes and criminals - in Georgian London. The paintings, prints and drawings are taken from the museum's own collection and include artists such as Gustave Doré, Théodore Géricault, Paul Sandby and Thomas Rowlandson. Shown above is Paul Sandby's Shrimp Seller (c. 1759). Her calculating look implies that she would sell you more than a bag of shrimps if the price were right. The exhibition runs until 31 July, admission free. CLICK for slide show.


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