Tax humour ignorance is bliss Cruikshank 19th century cartoon - Stock Image

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This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated May 20th, 1828. (1828 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.)

Title: Ignorance is bliss

Conversation:

– What is Taxes Thomas?!!

– I'm sure I don't Know!

Description: Two liveried flunkeys, pampered employees of the rich, lounge at the entrance to a town house. Between them sits an over-fed dog, fattened on scraps thrown from the table, and inside the house the plump porter sits in a hooded chair. Protected by the wealthy, they are not troubled by taxes.

Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank May 20th 1828.

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