The Merry Club

Based on the frontispiece to a book of catches called the Jovial Companions or Merry Club by Henry Hulsberg 1709.

A fearsome ensemble of street musicians playing mock instruments including a shawm player,a ballald singer, a player on bladder-and-string, and a singer with saltbox.All gathered together to burlesque the famous catches of the day.

Taken from a print from the Bodleian Library.
Merry Club - Commission
"The Merry Club" (H 30cm W 50cm)
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