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Two Drops of Comfort, 1871-Joseph Swain-Giclee Print

Two Drops of Comfort, 1871By Joseph Swain

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The Art
Two Drops of Comfort A publican holds up a notice detailing the latest proposed government measures whilst one of his regulars keeps a firm grip on his beer with one hand whilst he daintily grips his chaser with the other The cabbys long whip rests in the crook of his arm At this time Henry Austin Bruce was Home Secretary and this cartoon relates to his new Licensing Bill This proposed that people should have access to a selection of respectable public houses It also proposed that local magistrates should assume licensing responsibility as well as determining the numbers of public houses in their areas Regulations of opening hours for both rural and urban areas were included in the Bill This Bill met with considerable opposition from an increasingly powerful temperance movement as well as from drinkers and breweries From Punch or the London Charivari April

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
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