The Midnight Magistrate, or the Humours of a Watch House.
Woodblock engraving, 18th century watermark. Sheet: 350 x 260mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed around title. Publication trimmed. Repaired tear in lower edge of image.
Interior scene. A cat in a woman's outfit is brought before a seated monkey acting as a magistrate in a watch house. In the left of the image a second, male cat, described in the text as the female's 'Paramour', is brought forward under guard. Several monkeys surround the seated monkey watching he proceedings while others smoke and drink.
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