Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act [graphic].

Creator:
Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : wood engraving on wove paper ; sheet 28.2 x 45 cm.
Notes:
Title from item.
Text below title: Dedicated to those two ugly old women, Mothers Brougham and Martineau.
Asterisk in title is explained by note below image, in lower right: * For workhouse, read slave house.
Attributed to Charles Jameson Grant in the British Museum online catalogue.
Date of publication from British Museum online catalogue.
Wood engraving with letterpress text.
Abstract:
"Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right, a manager with a scourge seizing an elderly man, and a man pulling a cart, which he says is full of dead infants to be sold to surgeons; to left, a manager turning away the starving poor who beg to be let in."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
The political drama ; no. 57
Political drama ; no. 57.
Topics:
Almshouses.
Almshouses--Law and legislation--Great Britain.
Children.
Forced labor--British.
Political satire, English--19th century.
Poor laws--Great Britain--19th century.
Poor persons.
Punishment & torture.
Topics:
Drake, G., active 1832-1836, publisher.
Language:
English
Genre:
Satires (Visual works)--England--1833.
Wood engravings--1833.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
75
G750
833
Folio 75 G750 833 Copy 2 (Oversize)
Orbis Record:
13003975
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr35276
OID:
16228954
PID:
digcoll:4083364