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Sweet Lavender

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (Made)

  • Date:

    1804 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Craig, William Marshall (Artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water-colour, pen and ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 174, box B

Physical description

Watercolour showing a woman with a basket of lavender in one hand and a single bunch in the other. She is standing in front of Temple Bar.

Place of Origin

London (Made)


1804 (Made)


Craig, William Marshall (Artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour, pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

W M. CRAIG. 1804.
Signature; date; Margin: below centre; Handwriting; Pen and ink

Sweet Lavender
picture title; Margin: above centre; Handwriting; Pen and ink

Temple Bar
Textual information; Margin: below centre; Handwriting; Pen and ink

This day is published, priced 6''...
Textual information; On the back; Handwriting; Pen and ink


Height: 16 cm, Width: 10.8 cm

Object history note

Purchased along with 8040.1-5 and 8040.7-10 from W. Headlam, November 10 1874. The purchase price below is for the group.

Descriptive line

Watercolour by William Marshall Craig showing a woman selling lavender at Temple Bar, London, 1804. Reproduced as an aquatint in Richard Phillips' 'Modern London' of 1804.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Celina Fox, 'Londoners', Thames & Hudson, 1987, pp.124, 144, 146, 163-4
Richard Phillips, 'Modern London', 1804/5

Production Note

Attribution note: Intended to be engraved as a book illustration


Watercolour; Pen and ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Flower baskets; Working class; Trade; Occupations, Trading; Capes (outerwear); Flowers, Lavender



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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