16019

SATIRE ON GIN AND THE ACT OF 1736 – UNRECORDED VARIANT ISSUE.

The Funeral Procession of Madam Geneva Sepr. 29 1736.

Published
(London) Sold by S.Lyne at the Globe in Newgate Street.

Description
Broadside, oblong folio, engraved some dustiness, blank margins frayed (no text affected), one cross tear neatly repaired, printed one side as issued.

£300.00

SKU: 16019

Product Description

A Satire on Gin and the Act of 1736 which placed a Tax on Retail Sales. The illustration shows a Funeral Procession headed by the coffin of ñMadam Genevaî followed by a never ending trail of mourners. At the head of the sheet is printed ñTo those Melancholy Sufferers ( by a late Severe Act) the Distillers this plate is most humbly Inscribed by a Lover of Tradeî. This print was first issued in 1736 by John Clarke and then in two variations by John Bowles in 1751. Samuel Lyne was in business at the Newgate address in c1740. This variant probably from the original plate with alterations seems to be unrecorded.