Scene in a London Street - Collet 1770

John Collet, ca. 1725-1780, British from Yale Center for British Art

Of course this one is so full that I won't even try to mention everything.  It reminds me of Hogarth.  Don't miss the dressed up dog.   Detail: jackets, sedan chair, sailors, striped caps, ladies hat, pottle baskets, swords, dirk, dogs, great coat,  neckwear, chimney sweep, striped knit caps.

4 thoughts on “Scene in a London Street - Collet 1770”

  • On the right hand side...what is the large box with doors...and why is the young woman putting $ in the hat? Is it some kind of "peep show"?

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    • She is paying the men who are carrying her in the sedan chair, which operated mush like taxis, you could rent for the journey/hour day.

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      • Yes...see my subsequent reply...it took me a minute to figure it out...but I could see it better once I made picture bigger! Old eyes!!!!

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  • Ahhh....hold for drum roll....it's seeming to be part of the sedan chair...which is a right curious configuration...

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