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Chinese prisoners with their arms outstretched begging for money from an English visitor. Wood engraving by G. Dalziel, 1894.
- Dalziel, George, 1815-1902.
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1 print : wood engraving ; image 15.1 x 22.7 cm
An Englishman's visit to a Chinese prison at Canton. The prisoners begging for money to buy bread. "The prisoners are not all malefactors, as some are there only to be squeezed of their money. Some, of course, are ruffians (pirates many of them) of the worst description. Their half-starved condition, however appeals to the English visitor". G.D.
"G.D." assumed to be George Dalziel, who sometimes signed with his initials (Rodney K. Engen, Dictionary of Victorian wood engravers, Cambridge 1985, s.v. Dalziel, George)
Wellcome Library no. 37736i
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