Artist's description:

From a panoramic photography from the footpath leading from Jay's Grave, near Widecombe-on-the-Moor.

"Back in the late eighteenth century, 1790 some say, an orphaned baby was taken into the Poor House at Newton Abbot. The little girl was named, as was the custom, with a surname beginning with whatever letter the Poor House had progressed to, in this case ‘J’. As many of the commoner names had been taken the baby girl ended up with ‘Jay’. In those days the word ‘Jay’ was also a slang term for a prostitute so the Christian name of Mary was added."

http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/kitty_jay.htm

Materials used:

Oil paints on metal

Dartmoor Miniature #2 (2017)

$263.89

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This artwork is sold by Grant Wallace from United Kingdom

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