The head of John Thurtell after his hanging. Pen drawing by J. Wentzell, 1824.
- Wentzell, J., active 1824.
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Condemned to death for the murder of William Weare at Radlett, Hertfordshire, John Thurtell was hanged at Hertford on 9 January 1824. His body was dissected by John Abernethy at St Bartholomew's Hospital
A different post-mortem portrait of Thurtell was published as a woodcut in The medical adviser, 17 January 1824, p. 
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