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- Object: Private examination of the wooden sword conspirators.
Six miserable, misshapen raggamuffins stand in an irregular row, holding sticks or wooden swords. They are drilled by a seventh, with a wooden sword, whose stance is rather less unsoldierly.; proof before the published state.
- Production date
- 1832 (circa)
Height: 114 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 120 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
For bound volume of 'Figaro in London' Vol.1 1832 see 1870,1008.1467 - 1937 and 1870,1008.1485 for this impression.
Six men 'belonging to the Trades' Union' were arrested for unlawfully training in the use of arms (see No. 13504). One of them, Murphy, an ex-soldier, had undertaken to teach them fencing and the use of the broadsword. They were charged at Marlborough Street Police Court on 28 Mar. and discharged on their recognizances on 1 Apr. No further proceedings were taken. The Times, 29 Mar. and 2 Apr. The Figaro article is an attack on the police (see No. 15768) as 'a disgrace to the country', a force established by Peel and Wellington and attached to their old masters. See No. 16990.
In a bound volume containing "Figaro in London" Vols. I and II (1832- 1833). Subsequent volumes (III, IV, V, VI and VII) are kept at 298*.a.20 to 22. For group record for Vols. I to VI see 1870, 1008.1467-1937. Vol. VII is registered separately as 1982,U.4511.
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Associated Title: Figaro in London
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