Mausoleum of Ralph Allen, the Squire Allworthy of Tom Jones.
Chromolithograph with gum arabic. 101 x 146mm. 4 x 5¾".
Ralph Allen (1693-1764) was a British entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was notable for his reforms to the UK postal system. It was Henry Fielding who used Allen as the model for Squire Allworthy in the novel Tom Jones. His memorial, seen here is Claverton churchyard, on the outskirts of Bath.
[Ref: 15452] £45.00