Barbara Leigh folk art, prostitutes advertising their wares and prices
Leigh folk art, prostitutes advertising their wares and prices
Leigh folk art, prostitutes advertising their wares and prices

Advertisement for Prostitutes at the Races

 

A fascinating and amusing glimpse into part of the world of horse racing in the 18th century. An amusing read, which lists the names and attributes of the ladies offering their services.

 

'Correct list of the Sporting Ladies

 

Ye sportsmen who are free and willing

To feel, you're welcome for a shilling:

If feeling should not satisfy

Turn up, and there you will enjoy

A sight that's curious to behold,

It pleasure yields to young and old.

 

If looking on should you surprize

And cause your Penis for to rise,

A bargain strike, and we'll agree

To lay the same immediately:

Gentlemen, be not afraid

This is what we call a trade.

 

Who are just arrived at these RACES'

 

 

With new mount and backing boards.

 

 

Frame    12” x 14.5”    30cm  x 37cm

Image     7” x 9.75       18cm x 25cm

 

 

SOLD

 

Ref 399

 

Leigh folk art, prostitutes advertising their wares and prices