Fun upon fun, or the first and second part of Mrs Kitty Fisher: 1760

Paul Sandby

 
Fun upon fun, or the first and second part of Mrs Kitty Fisher: 1760
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Full image caption

A ballad-seller is selling a song about the well-known courtesan, Kitty Fisher (1738-1767), whilst his wife sings it in the street.
The verse accompanying the image records his cry as: 'Miss Kitty Fisher's Merry Thought / No Joke, like a true joke / Who'll fish in my fish pond'.
The pun on Fisher is visually amplified by the toy rod and line the man is carrying.

Plate 12 from the Twelve Cries of London.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1760 AD - 1760 AD
Image Number
 
008700

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