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A full-length depiction of a female fishmonger composed of fish: her hat is a lobster, her dress a large fillet of a angel (?) fish, her arms composed of various other fish, whole or parts. Behind her a barrel of oysters on a wooden stool.


  • Title: Fish [graphic] / G. Spratt del.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. by C. Tilt, Fleet Street, 1830.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Printed by G.E. Madeley, Wellington St., Strand

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Acquired June 2022

Stinking lobsters

A social satire: a woman in a apron and with a kerchief on her head is seated at a low table with a basket of lobsters; she holds out one lobster that is pulling a man’s nose, as she says “There d-n your Eyes, who stinks now?” He winces in pain and pushes back against her arm as he replies, “Begar he bite! Oh!!!”

  • Printmaker: Grinagain, Giles, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Stinking lobsters [graphic] / Giles Grinagain in. et fect.
  • Publication: [London] : Published Decbr. 1, 1801, by S. Howitt, Panton Street, [1 December 1801]

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Acquired November 2017