9 July 2014

The Lottery at the Queen Bess, Bristol




The Lottery at the Queen Bess, Bristol
Oil on canvas 15x23 inches / 38x59cm




This fascinating picture, showing a lottery taking place in a Bristol public house around the mid-1820’s is an intriguing insight into a type of gaming that has been practised in various forms and at various times throughout this country’s history.


Recent research has confirmed that a Queen Bess Tavern stood in St Nicholas Street in Bristol and was pulled down around the years 1860/1.