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The Watercress Girl – Smith 1780

Posted by on May 10, 2012

A Girl Selling Watercress on the Street - 18th century engraving by SmithJohn Raphael Smith, 1752-1812     from the Yale Center for British Art

Detail:  girl, street seller, pinned bodice, cape, basket, food, hat, fichu, elbow, pins, printed neck handkerchief, apron

One Response to The Watercress Girl – Smith 1780

  1. Colleen

    Add in printed neck handkerchief and apron…you can see a bit of the string that wraps around her waist to tie in the front. It looks like she is wearing a jacket or gown, you can see the sleeve. Most likely an open front gown, because it is gaping away from the apron the side. I just love this painting!

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