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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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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

Lettering

Burking poor old Mrs. Constitution Aged 141 ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12226i

Publications note

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

Creator/production credits

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

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Hark! The doctor knoxcks - she is almost done - and ready for you - vide Old Play."

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)

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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