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The Oyster Woman – Morland, Dawe 1769

The Oyster Woman - Dawe-Morland-Bowles 1769

Engraved by Philip Dawe, (1745-1809) after a painting by Henry Robert Morland (1730-1797) from the Yale Center for British Art

Detail, barrel, oysters, bowl, lantern, dress

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Does anyone know what the device is on the left side of the lantern? It appears to be some sort of cup suspended by a metal strap.

  2. Morgan, I believe the object you mention is actually inside the lantern. It looks like a betty lamp or cruisie, a primitive oil lamp.

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