A crowd of spectators wait as Tom Idle is driven in a cart with his coffin to his place of execution and the gallows. Engraving by William Hogarth, 1747.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- 30 September 1747
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The scene is Tyburn, a traditional site of executions. Comforting Idle, who probably reads from the Bible, is a Methodist preacher. The cart is followed by horsemen with halberds. The crowd is serviced by an assortment of itinerant sales people. Also among the crowd is a man with crutches. Another man is about to toss a dog by the tail