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Slide set: The trial of Sir Jasper (recitation: York & Son, 25 slides, in/before 1887)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1

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Slide 2

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Slide 3

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Slide 4

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Slide 5

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Slide 6
'Is it too late to save him? God, we pray / His guardian angel may not pass away'
Slide 7
'Ten thousand devils haunt him day and night; / Haunt him alike in darkness and in light'
Slide 8
'A common incident of blighted life: / Mourn for the wretched sufferers -- child and wife'
Slide 9
'See the degraded wretch we picture here; / He blights the corn before it reach the ear'
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Slide 12
'The artist paints him -- lowest of the low: / Alas! Giles Jonson; 'twas not always so'
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Slide 15
'She may be welcomed by the Seraphim, / Where SINNERS PENITENT find pardoning grace'
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'And when the babe was dead / 'Twas 'accidental death' the jury said'
Slide 17
'This happened in New Zealand: they had placed / A drunken Maori in the public stocks'
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'ENTER THE PRISON: see the good man there, / Who from the death-doomed sinner drives despair'
Slide 20
'The artist saw this scene in London Square, / One night of snow, or nearer early morning'
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Slide 22
'Can you not guess what these pool-bubbles mean, / Though of the self-drowned woman nought is seen!'
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Other related organisations

in stock of W.C. Hughes, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 81)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 7694)

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1913 (item ref. IU)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 126)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1887)
Source of slide images

S.C. Hall, The trial of Sir Jasper: a temperance tale in verse (London: H. Virtue & Co. Ltd., 1873)

Readings or songs

J.W. Kirton, ‘J.W. Kirton on The trial of Sir Jasper’ in Lantern readings original and selected 1 (5th ed.) (c.1874)

S.C. Hall, The trial of Sir Jasper: a temperance tale in verse (London: H. Virtue & Co. Ltd., 1873)

Related slide set

see generic title The trial of Sir Jasper (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People involved in slide production

CRUIKSHANK, George  (1792-1878) – creator of source image(s), slide 7

FAED, Thomas, R.A.  (1826-1900) – creator of source image(s), slide 3

GILBERT, Sir John, R.A.  (1817-1897) – artist, slide 8

PATON, Sir J. Noel, R.S.A.  (1821-1901) – artist, slide 6

TENNIEL, Sir John  (1820-1914) – creator of source image(s), slide 9

THOMAS, W. Cave  (1820-1906) – artist, slide 1

People appearing in slides

CHRIST, Jesus  (fl. C1st) – slide 15

The images are photographed from the engravings in the book, by a selection of well-known artists and illustrators.

11 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000445

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 March 2021

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