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January 14, 2015
by the gentle author

Twelve Cries of London Done from the Life-Paul Sandby-1760-Frontispiece to the Twelve Cries of London. Sandby depicts a street scene; in the foreground a female street trader, in shabby clothes, stares out at the viewer. In the background a man carries several boxes each inscribed with the titles each London Cry. Several other street characters are depicted including a wounded soldier walking with the aid of a crutch.

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  1. November 5, 2019

    I’m studying the figure and the landscape and eighteenth century ‘staffage’ with my watercolour students and your erudite and informative post will be so helpful.

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