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The head of John Thurtell after his hanging. Pen drawing by J. Wentzell, 1824.

  • Wentzell, J., active 1824.
Date
1824
Reference
12027i
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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. [97]

Publication/Creation

1824

Physical description

1 drawing : pen and ink ; sheet 14.5 x 21.4 cm

Lettering

The exact representation of John Thurtell as he appeared in St. Bartholomew's hospital, being the only exact likenesses taken of him after his execution.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12027i

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  • English


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