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John Kelley, Leicester Chimney Sweep

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Portrait of John Kelley, Chimney Sweep, 5 Harvey Lane, Leicester. John Kelley had previously worked for the Sun Insurance Company's Fire Brigade for 21 years. The old signboard on the door of the house in Harvey Lane, was inscribed; 'John Kelley he lives here, He sweeps chimneys not too dear, and if by chance they catch on fire, He'll put them out at your desire. Dealer in Black Flour'.

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Leicester


Date

1870–1880

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 74.3 x W 61.6 cm

Accession number

L.F258.1965.0.0

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs Haymes, 1965

Work type

Painting


New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7EA England

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