Fair Lemons & Oranges: 1688
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Fair Lemons & Oranges: 1688

Marcellus Laroon

© Museum of London

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A print of an orange and lemon seller, entitled, 'Fair Lemons & Oranges/Oranges & Citrons/Limoni & Aranci da vendere and numbered 32, from The Cryes of the City of London.
Lemons and oranges were imported from Spain, Portugal, Bermuda and as far away as China. This young woman is stylishly dressed and her hair is fashionably curled. Evidently trade was brisk. Oranges sold best at theatres, where they could be eaten or hurled at the actors.




1688 AD - 1688 AD

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