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Framed Figure of Jemmy the Rock Man - James Guidney

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1928F39
Collection:Social History
Date:1870 - 1890

Maker Information

Maker:F Stringer - View biography for F Stringer


James Guidney or Jemmy the Rockman was a well-known Birmingham character. He was a familiar sight around the streets of Birmingham, selling his home-made cough sweets from a tin canister. Jemmy's original tin canister is also in the Bimingham Museum & Art Gallery collection.This particular figure was framed by F Stringer, a well-known Birmingham manufacturer of tortoiseshell wares.

Presented by F Stringer, 1928.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Figure cast, possibly of silvered brass. Frramed in tortoiseshell.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Height:27.7 cm
Width:22.9 cm