Dimensions with frame: 62″ x 76″
Artist: Adrien Barrere
Medium: Original Stone Lithograph Vintage Poster
“Mother Angot gives you word that the United Fishermen can get the catch from the port right to your table, including all fish, oysters, lobsters, scallops and the like.” A savvy Frenchman would know Mother Angot is an archetype of the fishwife. Once a term of denigration, the “lewd, harsh truth” of fishwives’ speech became a signifier of a democratic, revolutionary spirit: “the raw eloquence of the street,” and “the real voice of the market.” Mère Angot became a recurring character in Ópera Comique plays; fishwives helped bring down the Bastille.