A fine Georgian hand coloured etching.
'Master Fang the Parish Beadle'
After the title appears the caption,
'There's a great deal of trouble with some of our Wards'.
After the title:
'Look at me—don't See—don't see I'm the Beadle of Parish &c'.
Below the title: '
"He Sir that takes pity on decayed men—and gives them Suits of durance; he that sets up his rest to do more exploits with his Mace—than a Morris pike— vide Shakspeare'.
Drawn by the well regarded nineteenth century satirist William Heath and published June 1st, 1829 by S. Gans 15 Southampton St, Strand, London.
A good collectable etching.