Buy my 4 Ropes of Hard Onyons

Title

Buy my 4 Ropes of Hard Onyons

Subject

Onions, Onion Seller, Trading Profession, Street-Trader

Description

An onion-seller hoists a pole over his right shoulder, from which hang four ropes of hard onions. This profession was common in London at the time this image was created.

Creator

Marcellus Laroon (the elder)

Source

British Museum

Publisher

Bookseller Pierce Tempest commissioned a series of prints entitled "Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life." The image of the onion-seller is taken from this collection of prints; it was scanned and published by the British Museum.

Date

1688; reprinted from the same plates until c. 1821

Contributor

Pierce Tempest, John Savage, Marcellus Laroon the Younger, Katherine Sadaniantz

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

[no text]

Format

Scanned image from print; height: 238mm, width: 161mm

Language

English, French, Italian

Type

Done on paper; etching and engraving

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

London, c. late 17th-early 18th centuries

Files

Buy_my_4_Ropes_of_Hard_Onyons.jpg

Citation

Marcellus Laroon (the elder), “Buy my 4 Ropes of Hard Onyons,” Food origins, accessed April 14, 2024, https://tenochtitlan.omeka.net/items/show/46.