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Wellington and Peel in the roles of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare suffocating Mrs Docherty for sale to Dr. Knox; representing the extinguishing by Wellington and Peel of the Constitution of 1688 by Catholic Emancipation. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829.

Heath, William, 1795-1840.
Date
April 1829

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Credit: Wellington and Peel in the roles of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare suffocating Mrs Docherty for sale to Dr. Knox; representing the extinguishing by Wellington and Peel of the Constitution of 1688 by Catholic Emancipation. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Lettering

Burking poor old Mrs. Constitution Aged 141 ...

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, April 1829.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and border 24.5 x 34.3 cm

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 15707A

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12226i

Creator/production credits

Bears artist's device bottom left: a miniature figure with top-hat and umbrella

Reproduction note

M.D. George suggests that this print is probably the original of the version published by S. Gans (also listed in this catalogue)

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