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Framed Print : The Liberation Society, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Liberation Society, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain




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The Liberation Society, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Liberation Society, 1873. The Archbishops of York and Canterbury carry a scroll entitled Auricular Confession. Behind them, Edward Miall thanks them for their support. This cartoon illustrates how ritualism in the Church of England was causing concern. In May, an Anti-Ritualist Petition, seen on the floor, had been presented to the Archbishop at Lambeth Palace. This besought the Church to exercise its authority to eliminate rituals seen to be Catholic, and thus undermining Protestant principles, from Anglican ceremonies. Mr Miall had long been a critic of the Church. He was the author of The British Churches in Relation to the British People in 1849. This had been very critical of the Churchs lack of relevance to the lives of the great mass of working people, describing three quarters of ministers as ignorant and schooled in corruption and worldliness. From Punch, or the London Charivari, July 12, 1873

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Archbishop Archbishop Of Canterbury Archbishop Of York Bishop Church Of England Edward Heritage Image Partnership John Tenniel Joseph Swain Petition Scroll Short Sir John Tenniel Swain Tall Tenniel


12"x10" Modern Frame

Add a touch of history to your home or office with our stunning Framed Print of "The Liberation Society, 1873" by Edward Miall, John Tenniel, and Joseph Swain, available at Media Storehouse. This iconic image, published by Heritage Images, captures the moment of gratitude from Joseph Miall as the Archbishops of York and Canterbury present him with a scroll entitled "Auricular Confession." Bring the intriguing narrative of the past into your space, and elevate your interior design with this beautiful, museum-quality framed print.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 30.5cm (10" x 12")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print titled "The Liberation Society, 1873" we are transported back to a significant moment in British history. The artist, Joseph Swain, skillfully captures the essence of the era through his satirical cartoon. The scene depicts two towering figures - the Archbishops of York and Canterbury - carrying a scroll entitled Auricular Confession. Behind them stands Edward Miall, expressing gratitude for their support. This artwork serves as a visual representation of the growing concern surrounding ritualism within the Church of England during that time. At its core, this cartoon symbolizes an ongoing struggle between Catholic and Protestant principles within Anglican ceremonies. It highlights how rituals deemed too Catholic were seen as undermining Protestant values and prompted an Anti-Ritualist Petition presented to the Archbishop at Lambeth Palace earlier that year. Edward Miall's presence in this illustration is noteworthy due to his long-standing criticism of the Church. As author of "The British Churches in Relation to the British People" in 1849, he had been vocal about what he perceived as a lack of relevance from three-quarters of ministers who were described as ignorant and corrupt. Through monochrome engraving techniques, Swain brings depth and character to each figure portrayed in this piece. The attention to detail emphasizes not only their physical appearances but also their roles within society and religion. "The Liberation Society" print stands as a testament to both artistic prowess and historical significance by shedding light on religious tensions prevalent during Britain's 19th century.

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