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Benjamin Smith after William Hogarth

Whey.

London, B. West Feb. 10th 1824

Stipple engraving with etching.

265x200mm

£100

A delicately etched portrait of a street sellers only very loosely based on Hogarth. The print is very similar to Hogarth’s portrait of the shrimp girl. This girl, however, balances a large tub of whey on her head, a cup dangling from one side. In the background is a view of St. Martin’s in the Fields. There is a pair to this engraving titled ‘Pies’