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Matthew Hopkins Witch Finder Generall

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Matthew Hopkins Witch Finder Generall
  • Description

    Frontispiece to a tract entitled "The Discovery of Witches" illustrating a passage on pp. 2-3; Matthew Hopkins stands in the middle of a room with two old women sitting either side of him and five animals identified as their familiars. 1647

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1647
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 131 millimetres
    • Width: 101 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within the image with the title, a key, names and speech captions within the image.
  • Curator's comments

    The BL copy of the tract has the press mark, E.388/2

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 680 bibliographic details
    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British Stephens series)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Discovery of Witches: In Answer to severall Queries...
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


The Discovery of Witches. Description to follow.  1647  Woodcut


The Discovery of Witches. Description to follow. 1647 Woodcut

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