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The highwayman Dick Turpin, on horseback, arrives at a tree from which two bodies have been hanged. Lithograph by W. Clerk, ca. 1839.

Clerk, W.
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[1839?]

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The hanged men are gipsies who were hanged for murder in the Vale of Belvoir. Their mother Barbara sits on the ground and addresses Turpin, causing his horse to rear. An episode in William Harrison Ainsworth's Rookwood, 1834, a novel based on the life of Dick Turpin, book IV, chapter X, "The gibbet"

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The gibbet

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London (Water Lane, Fleet Street) : F. Glover, [1839?] ([London] (202 High Holborn) : W. Clerk, lith.)

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1 print : lithograph ; image 11.9 x 19.9 cm

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The highwayman Dick Turpin, on horseback, arrives at a tree from which two bodies have been hanged. Lithograph by W. Clerk, ca. 1839. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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