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        Elinour Rummin, purveyor of Pimlico Ale, c.1609

        English School, (17th century). Medium: woodcut. Date: 17th Century. May be an illustration from the poem 'Pimlyco, or runne Rec-cap'; Elinour ran a pub in 'Hogsdon', modern day Hoxton, where the ale was sold; she is know as 'the Ale-wife of England'; a pub was named after her in south west London and the area later became known as Pimlico; may also be the character refered to as Eleanor Rumming in John Skelton's poem 'The Tunning of Eleanor Rumming'; Provenance: Private Collection.


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