A Brace of Public Guardians

Thomas Rowlandson British
Publisher Rudolph Ackermann, London British

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Two images on one plate. At left, a judge declaims looking upward while a desperate man bribes a figure sitting at a table below. At right a night watchman goes on his rounds blindly with lantern and rattle, not seeing two burglars entering a house behind and an officer embracing a woman in a sentry box at right.

A Brace of Public Guardians, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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