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Title: ‘Welch Beggar Woman / L.S. del. / I Clark direx. / Edinburgh. Published by A. Constable & Co., Jany. 1815.’
Description: Woman with low-crowned hat held in place by a broad ribbon, patched cloak and shapeless gown. The patches, in a lighter colour on the inside, might have been created by the colourist.
Note: Several tourists noted the absence of beggars in Wales: they were generally found near large industrial sites.
Published in Simond’s 'Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain during the years 1810 and 1811 by a Native of France ...', (1815), p. 220. It was translated into French with the same images: Voyage en Angleterre, pendant les annees 1810 et 1811 ; avec des observations sur 1'etat politique et moral, les arts et la litterature de ce pays, et sur les moeurs et les usages de ses habitans. (1816 and 1817). The same artist also published a print of 'Welsh Shepard' and ‘Welch Girl’
Medium: print, lithograph
Size: paper: 23 x 14; 15 x 10 cms.
Artist: L.S., [Louis Simond]
Engraver: I. Clark
Printer: Anon
Publisher: A. Constable and Co. (Edinburgh)
Date: January 1815

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