Inside a tent on Mitcham Common
Inside a tent on Mitcham Common, the home to two men, their wives, and fourteen children of various ages. Mr. George Smith, social reformer of Coalville, Leicester, visited this encampment and commented on the "wretched and miserable" living conditions. Finding a woman recently given birth in this tent, Smith was moved to give her a small amount of money, on which the mother insisted in her gratitude that he could name the child whatever he chose. The child was named Deliverance'.
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Sir Roger de Coverley and the Gypsies
Sir Roger de Coverley and the Gypsies. The gypsy woman appears to be reading his palm. Sir Roger de Coverley was a fictitious English squire in the reign of Queen Anne who appeared in Spectator stories published around 1711.
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Hungry Gipsy Boy
A hungry gipsy boy, sulking, hands in pockets, as he waits impatiently for his supper to boil in a cauldron on the campfire. Date: 1973
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