Georgian Street Shrimp Seller.

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Paul Sandby’s drawing of a shrimp seller was meant to be turned into a print for a further series of ‘London Cries’. However, despite making at least seventy-six studies, such as this one, he never published more than the first series of twelve etchings.

Sandby included a number of fish and seafood vendors in his work for the series. Amongst them are fish-, oyster-, crab- and mackerel-sellers. This rather demure shrimp girl is a striking contrast to the raucous girl selling mackerel. (1759)

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