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Distress of Spitalfield Weavers
Distress of Spitalfield Weavers
of 62
18199
Distress of Spitalfield Weavers
"A General Fast in consequence of the War!!"; showing two separate views: Lambeth, showing an archbishop and his family gorging at the dinner table; and Spitalfields, showing a weaver and his family in rags and starving. There was great distress among the Spitalfields weavers at the end of the 18th century and the clergy were accused of indifference to their plight.
1794?
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
Cruikshank, Isaac (1756/7-1810/11)
Cruikshank, Isaac (1756/7-1810/11)
etching
paper
34cms
satire
p5384235
exact