Wellington and Peel in the roles of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare suffocating Mrs Docherty for sale to Dr. Knox; representing the extinguishing by Wellington and Peel of the Constitution of 1688 by Catholic Emancipation. Coloured etching after W. Heath, 1829.
- Heath, William, 1795-1840.
- March 1829
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Credit: Wellington and Peel in the roles of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare suffocating Mrs Docherty for sale to Dr. Knox; representing the extinguishing by Wellington and Peel of the Constitution of 1688 by Catholic Emancipation. Coloured etching after W. Heath, 1829. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
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Burking poor old Mrs. Constitution Aged 141 ...
London (15 Southampton Street, Strand) : S. Gans - sole publisher of P. Pry's caricatures, March 1829.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and border 24.3 x 33.7 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 15707
Wellcome Library no. 12222i
Bears artist's insignia bottom left: a miniature figure with top-hat and umbrella
M.D. George suggests that this print is probably an ante-dated copy of the version published by T. McLean (also listed in this catalogue, no. 12226i)
- Body snatching.
- Catholic emancipation.
- Costume |Great Britain –19th century
- Great Britain.
- Peel, Robert, 1788-1850.
- Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
- Burke, William, 1792-1829.
- Hare, William, 1792?-1870?
- Docherty, Mrs., -1828.
- Knox, Robert, 1791-1862.