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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.

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[1839?]
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38282i
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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"

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 11.9 x 19.9 cm

Lettering

The gibbet

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38282i

Notes

One in a set of "six splendid lithographic drawings, Dick Turpin's famous ride to York", advertised in The fly, 7 September 1839, p. 144

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