Generally Applicable; a scene in an Irish land court
Sub Commissioner: 'Now Murphy, have you effected any improvement in this farm'
Tenant: 'I have, yer honour. Iver since I got it, I've been improvin it. But by jabers, it's that sort o' land the more ye improve it the worse it gets'
Court reduces the rent 25 per cent
Charles Keene (1823-1891)
Signed with initials and bears collector's stamp 'GE'
6 ½ x 9 ½
Punch, 28 March 1885, page 146
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1871-2022', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November-December 2022, no 10