The Humours of Bartholomew Fair.
Ink and watercolour, titled in pencil.170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"). On album paper.
A satire on the debaucheries of Bartholomew Fair, held every 24th August in Smithfield until it was suppressed because of public disorder. Among the distractions are a monkey, bear & camel and a cat being thrown from a roof. Pye Corner marked one edge of the destruction of the Great Fire of London, marked now by the 'Golden Boy'.
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