Stock ID #178391 Street Punishments. No. 2. [caption title]. CHINA - PUNISHMENTS. ANTIQUE PRINT, GEORGE HENRY MASON, AFTER.

Street Punishments. No. 2. [caption title]

The London Printing and Publishing Company Limited. (Circa 1860). Stock ID #178391

Engraving 21.3 x 27 cm (sheet), edges darkened, top edge a little ragged, single bloom of discolouration affecting the blank of the image, but otherwise in very good condition.

"This man is suspended by his shoulders and ankles, in a very painful situation : at intervals, two attending officers afford some trifling alle- viation of his sufferings, by supporting him with a bamboo, passed under his breast. Pencil, ink, and paper, are ready, to note down whatever he may say. This punishment, together with the preceding one, is chiefly inflicted upon such merchants as have been detected in committing frauds, impo- sitions, or any other unwarrantable tricks of trade." [descriptive text from George Henry Mason, "Punishments of China" first published in 1801]

From the Estate of the late collector and scholar Arthur Hacker.

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