Sheet trimmed within plate mark resulting in loss of imprint. CtY-LW Publisher inferred from another print in the series: The king and miller of Mansfied. One of a series of engravings made from the paintings by Francis Hayman for the ballroom at Vauxhall Gardens in 1743. Temporary local subject terms: Toys: dolls -- Musical instruments: hurdy-gurdy -- Domestic service: serving maid -- Reference to Vauxhall Gardens.
Two ladies, a serving maid with a tea tray, and a gentleman kneeling on a chair watch a ragged youth who is kneeling down and displays a richly and fashionably dressed doll who appears to be walking on her own towards the group of observers. Behind the young man are two others, one playing hurdy-gurdy, the other carrying a large box strapped to his back. The scene takes place on a terrace of a large house.
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