Pyne, William Henry (1769 London 1843). Woman selling Salop (Salep). The tea woman sitting behind her street booth – a mobile table with samovar – amidst varied customers, just filling another cup of her much demanded herb-tea. Aquatint printed in color and colored by hand for William Miller in London. 1805. 25.5 x 35.5 cm.
From Lipperheide Gca 18. – With text sheet. – Two sides trimmed to platemark, but unimportant because of lots of white plate margin.
The tea produced from the male root of the Ragged Robin, so-called salop, was the typical nightly drink of Londoners. Sold between midnight and 6-7 o’clock in the morning for some it was the probate cure of a hang-over while the early birds drank it for invigoration and warming up.
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