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Champion Ratcatcher

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Champion Ratcatcher

Date

1840

Medium

Oil on board

Dimensions

H: 24 x W: 29 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0019.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

This painting closely resembles an engraving in Henry Mayhew’s book London Labour and the London Poor, published in 1851, which describes brightly-lit ‘ratting’ pits fitted with high wooden rims.

Champion Ratcatcher 1840 © Compton Verney