Two men placing the shrouded corpse which they have just disinterred into a sack while Death, as a nightwatchman holding a lantern, grabs one of the grave-robbers from behind. Coloured drawing by T. Rowlandson, 1775.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
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A similar drawing attributed to Rowlandson, but without signature or date, is in the Royal College of Surgeons of England. See this catalogue, nos 25643i and 25668i, for other satires on body theft