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Statuette of a naked boy standing on a corbel, commemorating the Great Fire of London, 1666. Etching on a mezzotint ground by J. T. Smith after himself, 1791.
- Smith, John Thomas, 1766-1833.
- 11 January 1791
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London (Gt. Mays Buildings) : N. Smith, 11 January 1791.
1 print : etching, mezzotint ground ; 18.8 x 14.8 cm
Pye Corner, Smithfeild. ; The Fire of London 1666, which continued from 3d. to 6th. of Septr. began in Pudding Lane, and ended at Pye corner. Where at the corner of an old house, stood this boy, which was put up as a memorial of that dreadfull calamity.
Lettering on the figure of the boy, presumably painted on the original, reads: "This boy is in memory. Put up for the late Fire of London. Occasion'd by the sin of Gluttony, 1666"
B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983, number 70/71 [p.167]
Wellcome Library no. 24264i
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