About this object

  • Maker:

    Collet, John

  • ID:

    84.166

  • Production date:

    1761-1770

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London Docklands: London, Sugar and Slavery

  • 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.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 430 mm; W 530 mm, H 560 mm; W 660 mm (framed)

  • Materials

    oil; canvas

  • Last Updated

    2017-07-14

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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