STUDIES OF FIGURES IN MARMITON COSTUME
Charles Shannon (1863 – 1937)
- 27 X 41.8 CM
- CHARCOAL, HEIGHTENED WITH WHITE, ON PAPER
- Accession number
The figures in this drawing are dressed in the uniform of 17th century kitchen servants, or marmitons. A painting on a similar subject is in the collection of the Tate (www.tate.org.uk).
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