Four cartoons

n.p. [Ireland] n.p. 19th century.

Four cartoons showing the life of the poor in Ireland. The only real clue that they are Irish is that one of them shows two old women begging under a banner advertising a sermon from the Protestant Orphan Society. Two other cartoons comment on the divide between rich and poor while the fourth simply shows an old woman knitting outside what looks like a workhouse. The pictures are signed "JHL". Prints measure 180x115mm and are mounted on cream paper and framed in a wooden frame. Three of them have dialogue or a title written on the mount. Some soiling and there is a small tear to the edge of the mount of one of the cartoons but it does not affect the image or text. An interesting set.

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