Title and publisher from Paulson. Paulson cites an alternative title from Hogarth: Humours of a fair.
The scene is of the Southwark fairgrounds in London with attractions. A large sign "The Siege of Troy" hangs in front a church obscuring all but the steeple. A theatrical booth on the left collapses under the sign "The Stage of Mutiny ..."; a lantern sign reads "Ciber [sic] and Bullock's The Fall of Bajazet". There is a china shop, a rope dancer and rope-flyer, a quack doctor, a peepshow, a conjuror (Isaac Fawkes) and broadsword fighter on horseback; in the foreground a black boy plays a trumpet and a young woman a drum.
Humours of a fair
Acrobats. Blacks. City & town life. Crowds. Entertainers. Fairs. Magicians. Peepshows. Puppet shows. Street musicians. Theatrical productions.
London (England)--Social life and customs--18th century.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
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