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Three witches with a cat, a dog and a bird. Engraving, ca. 1800, after a woodcut, 1619.

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[1800?]
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562370i
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Identified by the author of this engraving as showing Joan Flower in the centre and her two daughters Margaret and Philipa (Philip) on the left and right respectively. However, the publisher of the woodcuts of which this engraving is a copy lettered the figures with the names of Anne Baker, Ioanne Willimot and Ellen Greene, al from Leicestershire, who are therefore more likely to be the intended subjects. Gibson, loc. cit., concludes that Margaret and Philippa Flower were executed in 1618 or 1619, and states that the outcome of the three Leicestershire women is unknown

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1800?]

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1 print : engraving ; image 8.8 x 10.7 cm

Lettering

Margaret, Joan Flower, Philipa; her two daughters

References note

Marion Gibson, Early modern witches: witchcraft cases in contemporary writing, London 2000, pp. 276-298

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 562370i

Reproduction note

After: The wonderful discoverie of the witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower, daughters of Joan Flower neere Beuer Castle ... together with the seuerall examinations and confessions of Anne Baker, Ioanne Willimot and Ellen Greene witches in Leicestershire, London: G. Eeld for I. Barnes, 1619, titlepage illustration (woodcut) and illustration (also woodcut) with same composition on fol. D3v lettered with names of Anne Baker, Ioanne Willimot and Ellen Greene. There is an 1838 reprint of this publication (in A collection of rare and curious tracts, relating to witchcraft in ... Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Lincoln, between ... 1618 and 1664. Reprinted verbatim from the original editions, London: J.R. Smith, 1838), but the present engraving is not a plate to that edition

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