M0003621: Death of Dick Wittington and tomb of Rahere

2 October 1933
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About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced May 2020: Tomb of Rahere in St. Bartholomew's Church, Smithfield.


Photograph of two images. The top image is a page from a manuscript, showing the death-bed of Sir Richard Whittington (also known as Dick Whittington). The bottom image is a photograph of the tomb of Rahere, the founder of St. Bartholomew's Church and hospital in Smithfield, London in the early twelfth century. Rahere's effigy was installed in the church in the early fifteenth century


2 October 1933

Physical description

2 photographs on 1 plate glass plate negative; 12 x 16 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2021.

Terms of use

Please consult the digitised version as this item is fragile. Email library@wellcomecollection.org to request access to the physical item.

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