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The boy St Giles, arrested for stealing a hat belonging to the boy St James, is arraigned before the night-constable at Covent Garden watch-house. Etching after John Leech, 1845.

  • Leech, John, 1817-1864
Date
[1845]
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35899i
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Publication/Creation

[London] : [Punch], [1845]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 13 x 10 cm

Lettering

St Giles in the watch-house. J. Leech.

Creator/production credits

The boy St Giles is arrested for stealing a hat ("a white beaver hat, with a large plume of pink and white feathers") belonging to the boy St James at the entrance to the Covent Garden Theatre. St Giles stands in the dock before the night-constable in Covent Garden watch-house. Cesar Gum, the black slave and companion of onlookers, testifies against him

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35899i

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  • English


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