Hanging a cat on a Monday for Killing a Mouse on a Sunday.

Hanging a cat on a Monday for Killing a Mouse on a Sunday.
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DRAKE, G. ( pub.) GRANT, Charles Jameson ( printmaker)  The Modern Puritan. Hanging a cat on a Monday for Killing a Mouse on a Sunday. No 2.The political drama. London circa 1833. A Puritan addresses a cat hung from a tree with urchins and other commentators standing around. Woodcut and letterpress. Imprimatur trimmed from this print. Approx 36.5 cm x 28.5 cm. The print is currently mounted on an album leaf, but could be removed professionally.The British Museum has a copy, with the Museum number 1868,0808.11102.

The subject of the print is the proposed  “Observance of the Sabbath”  Bill, and the same theme occurs in Richard Brathwait’s “ Drunken Barnaby’s Four Journeys to the North of England”. There is a lithographic version of the same print , which lacks the text above the image.

A rare print.

£495.00


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