Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right, a manager with a scourge seizing an elderly man, and a man pulling a cart, which he says is full of dead infants to be sold to surgeons; to left, a manager turning away the starving poor who beg to be let in.”–British Museum online catalogue.
Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
Title: Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act [graphic].
Publication: [London] : Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton-Street, Clare-Market, [ca. 1833]
A city scene with a line of poor men, women, and children lined up from a money lender’s shop to the “Temple of Juniper: Best gin”. In the background crowds stand at the doorways of the workhouse (right) and the county gaol (left).
Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852.
Title: The drunkard’s progress [graphic] : from the pawnbroker’s to the gin shop from thence to the workhouse thence to the goal & ultimately to the scaffold.
Publication: [London] : [J. Kendrick], January 1st, 1834.