Item #8 The Apple Vendor. John Collet.
Collet, John

The Apple Vendor

London: 1775. Mezzotint after John Collet, publisher, place and date unknown, but likely London, c. 1775. 13 x 10 inches, cropped within platemark. A boy wearing a double-breasted waistcoat with belt and a round hat with ostrich plume, torments a sleeping apple vendor with a strand of grass. She wears the practical, layered dress of outdoor vendors, including a quilted petticoat, apron with vendor pockets, spotted shawl, with a bonnet pulled over the cap on her head. This mezzotint is one of the few period prints that depicts a belted waistcoat, which was popular among sportsmen, men of labor and the military for a relatively short period, the 1760s-1780s. The belt both provided abdominal support to the wearer, but also helped serve in the manner of suspenders, keeping the breeches and waistcoats from riding down or up, respectively. Unframed. Item #8

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