A crowded street in London. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1812.
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
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On the right is a tripe-butcher's shop. In the centre a thin and rickety man sells execution broadsides inscribed "The last dying sp[eech]", with a print of bodies hanging from a gibbet; he may be derived from a figure in Hogarth's print The march to Tyburn in the series "Industry and idleness". On the left is a shop where prints are sold; among the prints on sale is one of the "Hottentot Venus" (British Museum Catalogue of satires no. 11577)