Satan Finds Some Mischief

Satan Finds Some Mischief

Georgie Gaskin

Photo-mechanical reproduction of coloured wood block engravings by Edmund Evans

3½ x 2¾ inches

Watts, Isaac. Divine and Moral Songs, facing 50.

One of Gaskin’s rigorously simplified designs, conveying its heavy-handed message – Satan finds mischief for idle hands – by showing a child reflecting on her naughtiness as she contemplates the toys she has broken. [Commentary continues below.]

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