Four for Six pence Mackrell: 1688

Marcellus Laroon

 
Four for Six pence Mackrell: 1688
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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A print of a fishseller entitled, 'Four for Six pence Mackrell/Maquereaux quatre pour Six Sols/ Quatro Sgombri p sei Soldi', and numbered 42, from The Cryes of the City of London.

This old woman has mended her clothes until they seem made of patches. She is probably wearing all the clothes she owns. Despite offering four fish, she holds only one. Exhaustion and age prevent her from lugging around a basket. This fate awaited all street traders.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1688 AD - 1688 AD
Image Number
 
008695

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