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People are crowded around a table on which there is a large dish of oysters, a waterman with an oar looks on, and a boy is emptying more oysters out of a donkey's panniers. Engraving by William Greatbach after A. Fraser.

  • Fraser, Alexander, 1786-1865.
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[1841?]
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30497i
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Credit: People are crowded around a table on which there is a large dish of oysters, a waterman with an oar looks on, and a boy is emptying more oysters out of a donkey's panniers. Engraving by William Greatbach after A. Fraser. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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"In No 293 "The first day of oysters" though the scene is laid in London the characters are all Scotch not excepting the Jolly Young Waterman who is exceedingly like a certain young Scotch nobleman well known in the field playing the part in masquerade. The still life in this picture is most exquisitely and naturally painted." The new sporting magazine, 1838, 14: 188

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[London] : [publisher not identified], [1841?]

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1 print : engraving ; image 22.3 x 30.3 cm

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The first day of oysters. Engraved from the original picture in the possession of the ... Painted by A. Fraser. Engraved by Wm. Greatbach.

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Possibly "from the original picture in the possession of the proprietors [of the Art Union]", according to The Art Union, 1841, 3: 55

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Wellcome Library no. 30497i

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