[The Bank of Faith, and the New Light]
June 1, 1808
Interior of a chapel where the pulpit, supported on a pillar, is on a level with the crowded gallery running round the building. The congregation on the ground forms the base of the design. William Huntington is preaching; the Devil clutches his shoulder, whispering into his ear, and holds up a pair of breeches and books. On the pulpit are two bills or broadsides. The congregation is ugly, either sanctimonious, stupid, or ill-behaved. In the gallery, on the extreme left, Theodore Hood looks quizzically through an eye-glass, while next to him is Sheridan. A man sanctimoniously holding up a book open at "Thou shalt not steal", picks the pocket of a man using an ear-trumpet and absorbed in the sermon. Below, two children fight. A man holds a bundle of "Warra[nts for] Bastardy - Orders of Filiation" and a "Petition.. Babes of Grace". Another man holds a bottle of "Lacrym[ae] Christi" while a woman one of "Brandy". Source: George.
British Museum #11080
20.4 cm x 36.1 cm
de Wilde, Samuel
Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections