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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.
Date
11 January 1791
Reference
24264i
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Publication/Creation

London (Gt. Mays Buildings) : N. Smith, 11 January 1791.

Physical description

1 print : etching, mezzotint ground ; 18.8 x 14.8 cm

Lettering

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.

Notes

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"

References note

B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983, number 70/71 [p.167]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24264i

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