[Monkey parish watch-house]
Lithograph with very fine hand-colouring, sheet 245 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Trimmed to image.
Unusual amateur lithograph set in a watch-house, on the wall of which hang the 'Rules & Order For the Watch of Monkey Parish'. Two well-dressed cats have been apprehended and their valuables handed over and kept in a ledger. One monkey in the foreground has been injured and his lamp broken- three other defunct lamps hang on the wall. A particularly odd example for the trend for anthropomorphic prints in Victorian England.
[Ref: 31966] £260.00