A View from Russell Street c.1790

A View from Russell Street c.1790
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

A New Way to Preserve a Good Name, Get Riches & Preferment. A man with pamphlets in his pockets and a devil on his shoulder takes money from a collection plate held by an invalid with 'Bath Hospital' on a medallion around his neck. The man says 'A Shell for them, A Shell forthee, The middle is a Tythe for me', to which the invalid replies, 'Good Mr Cancer Pray draw it not all away'. It is likely that the man is a pamphlet writer, who, having promised to give the proceeds to the Hospital, has kept some for himself.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
26528
Collection Reference
 
Hunt Vol IV p.99
Original Width (mm)
 
246
Original Height (mm)
 
200
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

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