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Print of 2 well dressed woman buying oranges from a Jewish peddler

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.299

Print depicting two elegantly dressed women buying oranges from a Jewish street vendor. It was made by Luigi Schiavonetti after a painting by Francis Wheatley. This print was included in the 1924 book, Cries of London, record 2016.184.686, a set of thirteen prints depicting London street workers. These picturesque scenes of urban outcasts, known as London Cries, poor people who made their living on the London streets, were the most lastingly popular series of English prints. The pictures feature street vendors, such as Jewish fruit, rag, or ribbon sellers, and depict them as diligent workers deserving respect, not as nuisances or figures of fun. The print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
Sweet China Oranges
Series Title
Cries of London
Date
1794  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : London (England)
Language
English
French
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Object Type
Illustrations (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:07:49
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