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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.
Date
[1894]
Reference
37736i
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view Chinese prisoners with their arms outstretched begging for money from an English visitor. Wood engraving by G. Dalziel, 1894.

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Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1894]

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; image 15.1 x 22.7 cm

Lettering

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.

Creator/production credits

"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)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37736i

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  • English


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