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Frost fair on the Thames N110256




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Frost fair on the Thames N110256

RIVER THAMES, London. " A true description of the blanket fair upon the River Thames in the time of the Great Frost in the year of our Lord 1683." Process coloured engraving from contemporary woodcut, with key. From the Mayson Beeton Collection

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18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the captivating "Frost fair on the Thames N110256" poster print from Historic England Photo Library. This exquisite piece of historical artistry takes you back in time to the icy waters of the River Thames in London during the Great Frost of 1683. Witness the bustling Frost Fair, where merchants, entertainers, and curious onlookers gathered on the frozen river to sell their wares and enjoy the unusual winter spectacle. The intricately detailed, process-coloured engraving invites you to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this 17th-century event. Bring a touch of history and charm to your home or office with this authentic and captivating poster print from Media Storehouse's extensive collection. Perfect for history enthusiasts, educators, or anyone who appreciates the beauty of historical art.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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A True Description of the Blanket Fair on the River Thames in the Time of the Great Frost in the Year of Our Lord 1683

EDITORS COMMENTS
is an intriguing and captivating engraving that offers a glimpse into a unique moment in London's history. The image, part of the Mayson Beeton Collection held by Historic England Photo Library, depicts a bustling scene on the frozen River Thames, where people from all walks of life have gathered to participate in the Blanket Fair. The Great Frost of 1683 was an exceptional weather event that brought the Thames to a standstill, allowing the riverbed to be exposed and transforming it into a makeshift marketplace. The engraving captures the spirit of this communal event, with vendors selling a variety of goods spread out on blankets, while others engage in games and activities on the ice. The process coloured engraving, created from a contemporary woodcut, provides a rich and detailed representation of the scene. The key at the bottom of the image helps to identify various aspects of the fair, from the different types of merchandise being sold to the various activities taking place. This engraving offers a fascinating insight into London's past, providing a glimpse into the everyday lives of its inhabitants during a remarkable period of weather and history. The Blanket Fair on the River Thames in 1683 was a unique event that brought people together in a time of adversity, and this image serves as a reminder of the resilience and resourcefulness of the human spirit.

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