OIL ON CANVAS

May Morning

This painting by the London-born artist John Collet satirises the city's May Day procession which includes a milkmaid wearing traditional garland, a hurdy-gurdy player, a black servant, a soldier and children. The procession was depicted by a number of eighteenth-century artists, including Francis Hayman whose 'May Day or The Milkmaid Garland' in the Victoria and Albert Museum presents a more orthodox view of the festivities.

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  • Maker:
    Collet, John
  • Production Date:
    1761-1770
  • ID no:
    84.166
  • Location:
    On Display: Museum of London Docklands: London, Sugar and Slavery
Further Information
  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: H 430 mm; W 530 mm, H 560 mm; W 660 mm (framed)
  • Materials: oil; canvas
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: digital image copyright Museum of London
  • Last Updated: 2016-04-20
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