1309 Please Remember the Grotto - SM


Print:  Le Blond – LB 50 – One of the highly collectible set of 32 ovals. This ones shows what would have been a common scene at that time. Grotto day, early August each year young children would build ‘grottos’ from old oyster shells and would ask passers-by to give them money. They say 124, 000,000 oysters were consumed each year at that time and would have been a staple diet of the poor, the coming of first Oysters of the year was a celebrated event. Just the Le Blond signature, printings after at least 1868 would have also included the LA Elliot Boston signature


Date: 1850 / 60’s


Size (cm ht x w): 13.3 x 17 (Image) – 29.5 x 32 (frame)


State: On original stamped mount, overmounted in cream in modern silver frame with black detailing


Condition: Very good colours, very nice ‘softer’ tones being one of the early productions

Please Remember the Grotto - SM

SKU: 1309

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