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The Proclamation Regarding Weights and Measures, 1556

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Reduced version of a mural painting depicting the announcement of weights and measures regulations in 1556. The scene is a narrow street in the city of Manchester. In the centre, a man and woman look out in dismay from a shop front displaying meat and scales, where an elderly town crier stands with his bull terrier. The town crier holds a bell in his right hand and a parchment containing the regulations in his left.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1889

Medium

tempera on panel

Measurements

H 26.2 x W 56.9 cm

Accession number

1947.85

Acquisition method

bequeathed by George Beatson Blair, 1947

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed blc (monogram) : FMB Nov - 89


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Manchester Art Gallery

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