A Meeting of the Parish Council

Fred Barnard

November 1894

Wood Engraving

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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