A Watchman making the rounds: 18th century

Thomas Rowlandson

A Watchman making the rounds: 18th century
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Full image caption

The Night Watchman. A Watchman making the rounds. Watercolour drawing. A scruffy-looking man yawns as he patrols the streets with a lantern and cudgel. In the background two burglars are brazenly going about their business in an illustration of the inefficiency of parish law enforcement during the 18th century.

Image Details

1795 AD - 1800 AD
Image Number

© Museum of London

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