This is a fascinating hand-coloured engraving depicting a parson collecting tithes, and a farmer’s wife who is offering him a miniature 10th hussar in a bandbox. She is basically offering one tenth of the tithe demanded! The engraving includes a lot of detail of the dress of the day, and amusing captions of their dialogue. On the back is a collection of descriptions from various sources and this particular version was published on 10th April, 1824 by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill. This is an amusing example of early engravings and would add to a collection of such intriguing images. This engraving would be best shipped in its mat and would require a frame for hanging. Measurement with mat 17.25 ins (44cm) x 13.35 ins (33.6cm). Weight 188 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 406.
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Satirical Hand-Coloured Engraving entitled “A Tenth Rejected or The Dandyfied Coxcomb in a Bandbox”, 1824
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