Ballad Singer, A Match Woman, A Dealer in Greens

Attributed to William Heath ('Paul Pry') British
Publisher Thomas McLean British

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This social satire is not signed, but attributed to William Heath on the basis of style. The young woman seated at left, wearing a pink dress trimmed with green leaves, strums a guitar and sings. To the right, an older woman proposes her as a marriage candidate ito an older man at right who represents the Green family. The inscribed text above the figures makes it clear that he does not consider her a likely candidate.

Ballad Singer, A Match Woman, A Dealer in Greens, Attributed to William Heath ('Paul Pry') (British, Northumbria 1794/95–1840 Hampstead), Hand-colored etching

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