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The Mob destroying & Setting Fire to the Kings Bench Prison & House of Correction in St Georges Fields

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Mob destroying & Setting Fire to the Kings Bench Prison & House of Correction in St Georges Fields
  • Description

    The mob active in the foreground throwing stones, beating sticks and setting fire to the surrounding buildings of the prison; men run to the left holding a flag with "No Popery"; a woman in ragged clothes in central foreground holding up large rocks, a child at her side.
    Etching and engraving


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1780-1785
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 197 millimetres
    • Width: 319 millimetres (cut)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title.
  • Curator's comments

    The missing publication information is supplied by the Crace catalogue.

  • Bibliography

    • Crace XXXIV.40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Crace Collection main series

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: The Gordon Riots
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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