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Mellisa De La Taste (b. 1823)

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Mellish De La Taste (b. 1823)

Bread riots at the Robin Hood Tavern, Jersey

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Mellish De La Taste (b. 1823) Bread riots at the Robin Hood Tavern, Jersey signed 'M. De La Taste' (lower right) pastel, on paper 14¼ x 21 5/8in. (36.2 x 55cm.)
Exhibited
St Helier, St Helier Galleries, Memorial Exhibition of Jersey Paintings and Watercolours 1780-1997, 22 March - 9 April 2001, no. 29.
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Sale Room Notice
The artist's name should read Mellish de la Taste, and not as stated in the catalogue.

Lot Essay

As a result of the failing and blighted potato crops in 1847 the price of bread in St Helier reached exorbitant levels and sparked what became known as the Jersey Bread Riots, which at the time seemed that they would assume dangerous proportions. The mob infact went so far as to over power the workers at the Town Mills, situated at Robin Hood, and the military were called in making a stand near the Robin Hood Tavern to quell the situation.

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