24" by 33" when framed

"The Sabbath Breakers" First Edition Print

  • This 1896 photogravure of The Sabbath Breakers, was painted by English artist John Charles Dollman. This print is one of only 150 pieces that were signed and is considered by many to be Dollman’s greatest work. Engraved by Bishop Pratt on June 24th 1896, the print depicts the breaking of the acts of parliament with regard to the Sabbath. In 1592, the town council of Edinburgh, decreed that none of its inhabitants “be seen at any pastimes or games within or without the town upon the Sabbath-day, sic as gowff, aircherie,” Instances were recorded of offenders of this decree being severely punished. This print depicts, John Henrie and Pat Rogie, early martyrs that were prosecuted for “playing of the gowff on the links every Sabbath during sermons.”




Washington, District of Columbia