- Haydon: Punch or May Day (custom print), 1829
- Benjamin Robert Haydon
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- Bequeathed by George Darling 1862
As an enthusiastic Londoner, Haydon wanted to catch the city’s fizz and energy in this picture, as well as the enduring traditions of ‘Old England’ such as the festivities of May Day. The image depicts a crowd of mixed classes, ages and races mingling with a costumed procession and a Punch and Judy show in the Marylebone Road. Originally Haydon planned on calling the picture ‘Life’. A history painter by preference, Haydon believed his own art was under appreciated.
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