Drawn by George Moutard Woodward (1760–1809), published by Thomas Tegg, London, 1811
This satirical engraving was first published in Thomas Rowlandson’s popular Caricature Magazine, or 'Hudabristic Mirror'. The magazine observed and poked fun at the eccentricities of Georgian society.
The print satirizes two stereotypical preachers: a slender Methodist - somewhat reminiscent of a young John Wesley - whose popularity in the pulpit causes the listeners at his chapel to neglect their daily obligations. The other, a rotund Anglican parish priest whose sermons are uninspiring and attract no attention or following at all.