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Object: Last dying speech.
Series: Characteristic sketches of the lower orders
Street-scene; a ragged crier with her mouth wide open, a cape around her shoulders, right hand in an apron pocket, left hand holding an execution speech, lettered 'Dying speech'; behind, the crowd looking at the gallows with sketchy hanged figures, tall buildings beyond. 1823
Hand-coloured etching with stipple
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Height: 135 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 85 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- For comment see 1878,0511.659.
A similar figure to the well-known ragged crier in Hogarth's 'The Idle 'Prentice Executed at Tyburn', pl. 11 in 'Industry and Idleness' (Paulson 178).
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Leigh's New Picture of London
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