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The stock market crashed in 1825 and many banks failed soon after. Rolinda Sharples set her narrative in a fictional 'Guinea Street' although several of the buildings here are based on ones in Bristol, particularly in Corn Street. Sharples chose the subject because it was 'well suited to a great variety of expression' in the many people who had rushed to the bank demanding their capital, and were now financially ruined.
oil on panel
H 83.8 x W 120.6 cm