Hand coloured woodcut and letterpress, sheet 195 x 150mm. 7¾ x 6". Trimmed to printed border and around title.
Social satire and pun on the word 'sinecure'; a ruddy-cheeked and well-fed bishop in profile, smoking a pipe, goose and corn under his arm and holding a bible; a bottle of wine protrudes from his pocket. This is an attack on the privileges of clerical office, in a climate of rising popular resentment against tithes, a tax or levy raised by the Church of England. From the series 'Marks's New Caricaturist' by J Lewis Marks (1814 - 1848; fl.).
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