A Meeting of the Parish Council
14.5 cm high by 11.1 cm wide
The English Illustrated Magazine
At this point in Barnard's career, he was already in the deep depression that led to his opium addiction, and yet the wood-engraving shows Fred Barnard's habitual irreverence for officialdom and his tendency to satirize establishmentarian institutions such as a parish council of the Church of England [commentary continued below].
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham
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