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© Trustees of the British Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Untitled (May-Day `Jack in the Green` procession)

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May-Day `Jack in the Green` procession; before a large town house, two fashionably dressed ladies, arm-in-arm, accompanied by a gentleman who holds up his walking stick as if to ward off three smaller chimney sweep figures, two holding brush and shovel, one of whom begs for money to be put in his shovel, the other wearing a crown on his hat, with the third (possibly a boy in female dress) holding a spoon, behind them is a frame-work covered with greenery (a jack in the green). 1783 . Brush drawing in grey wash, with pen and ink and watercolour, over graphite; varnished, image includes a wash border.

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England

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