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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.
- April 1829
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London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, April 1829.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and border 24.5 x 34.3 cm
Burking poor old Mrs. Constitution Aged 141 ...
Wellcome Library no. 12226i
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 15707A
Bears artist's device bottom left: a miniature figure with top-hat and umbrella
Lettering continues: "Hark! The doctor knoxcks - she is almost done - and ready for you - vide Old Play."
M.D. George suggests that this print is probably the original of the version published by S. Gans (also listed in this catalogue)
- Body snatching.
- Catholic emancipation.
- Costume |Great Britain –19th century
- Great Britain.
- Peel, Robert, 1788-1850.
- Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
- Burke, William, 1792-1829.
- Hare, William, 1792?-1870?
- Docherty, Mrs., -1828.
- Knox, Robert, 1791-1862.