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A fruit seller in Amsterdam
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Fruit seller in Amsterdam - Engraving reproduced and digitally restored by © Norbert Pousseur


Engraving and text from The costume of the Netherlands
After drawings from Miss Semple - Ackermann London - 1817


A woman and children of Amsterdam.
This woman was selling fruit to a little boy and girl, the former of whorn made many objections to the price she asked for asmall basket of currants, and offered her a piece of money not at ail equal to her demand, which she consequently refused. His sister, however, having tasted the fruit, was very urgent to hâve the bargain closed, and the youth, after a little deliberation, consented to pay her price.

The young boy is wearing the same clothes as in the previous drawing - either the designer followed the same characters or this was the traditional dress of well-to-do children (who were able to buy sweets...) (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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