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Moll King

Auction:
3222B
Lot:
54
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 02, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Moll King Sold at the Picture Shop in Maris Buildings Covent Garden, London, c. 1740, engraving depicting a stern-looking woman dressed in a gown pouring a drink from a small measure into a wine glass, above three columns of text, mounted in a reproduction frame by Perry Hopf, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 9 1/4 in.

Note: Moll King, born Elizabeth Adkins (1696-1747), was a joint owner of the King's Coffeehouse in London with her husband Tom King. She was a well known figure in London tavern circles and allegely supported herself as a prostitue and theif. It is believed that Moll King was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's character Moll Flanders.
The property of Carl Crossman
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Tom King, Carl Crossman, Maris Buildings Covent, Perry Hopf, London, British literature, Daniel Defoe, Elizabeth Adkins, English people, English-language films, Literature, Moll, Picaresque novels

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