Calling for a Chrismas Box: 19th century
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30cm
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Calling for a Chrismas Box: 19th century

Thomas Rowlandson

© Museum of London

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Calling for a Chrismas Box. Ink and watercolour over pencil. A group of four tradesmen knock on a front door, with caps off, calling for a Christmas box but are not greeted with any marked enthusiasm by the crotchety housekeeper who answers the door. Calling for Christmas boxes dates from the early seventeenth century when apprentices took round a collecting box, often an earthenware pot which was later broken to retrieve and share the contents.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1800 AD - 1805 BC
 

Image Number

002320
 

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