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  • 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 A

Physical description

Watercolour showing a woman selling cherries from a barrow outside St. James's Palace, London.

Place of Origin

London (Made)


1804 (Made)


Craig, William Marshall (Artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour, pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

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

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

St James's palace
Textual information; Margin: below right; Handwriting; Pen and ink


Height: 15.7 cm, Width: 11 cm

Object history note

Purchased along with 8040.2-10 from W. Headlam, November 10 1874. The purchase price below is for the group.

Descriptive line

Watercolour by William Marshall Craig showing a woman cherry-seller outside St. James's Palace, 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
p.87, pl.76
British watercolours : 1750-1950 / Katherine Coombs. London: V&A Publications, 2012

Production Note

Attribution note: Intended to be engraved as a book illustration


Watercolour; Pen and Ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Working class; Scales (weighing devices); Trade; Occupations, Trading; Cherries; Wheelbarrows



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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