A polite congregation [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Cruikshanks sculp.
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
London : Published by Allen & Co., 15 Paternoster Row, March 18, 1797.
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 19.8 x 25.9 cm, on sheet 22 x 28 cm.
Title etched below image. Numbered 'Plate 80' in upper left corner. Plate from: Eccentric excursions, or, Literary & pictorial sketches of countenance character & country in ... England & South Wales / by G.M. Woodward, 1796.
The scene is the interior of a gothic church, with a view of part of a lateral gallery, the tower arch, and west door (on the right). The foreground and the gallery are filled with couples, in general elderly, ugly, and fashionably dressed, in conversation or bowing to each other. An unicorn on a monument holding an escutcheon is conspicuous. On the right the congregation is crowding towards the open door.
Allen, Michael, active 1795-1817, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
Book illustrations--England--1797. Etchings--England--London--1797. Satires (Visual works)--England--1797.
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