Allegory of Drink: Abstinence Oath

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An early nineteenth-century temperance plaque, on one side there is an image of the effects of inebriation. On the other there is a pledge to abstain with inspirational religious and national images.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust



Allegory of Drink: Abstinence Oath




oil on metal


H 30 x W 38 cm

Accession number

SBT 1973-48

Acquisition method

unknown acquisition method

Work type


Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW England

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