Rare Meltin Oysters: 1760

Paul Sandby

 
Rare Meltin Oysters: 1760
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30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

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These two women, a mother and daughter probably, are selling oyster from the baskets on their heads. Although now thought of as a luxury item, in the 18th century oysters were so cheap they were considered a food mainly for the working classes. Plate 10 from the 'Twelve Cries of London.

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Date
 
1760 AD - 1760 AD
Image Number
 
008704

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