Du Vall Robbing Squire Roper, Master of ye Buck Hounds to King Charles II in Windsor Forest.
Copper engraving. Plate 330 x 210mm. 13 x 8¼". Trimmed to the plate along bottom and sides. Slight crease.
From "A General History of Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street Robbers, &c" by Captain Charles Johnson. Claude Du Vall (1643-1670) was a French-born gentleman highwayman. He reputedly never used violence, and would wait for stagecoaches along the roads to London. One such victim was Squire Roper, Master of the Royal Buckhounds, from whom he stole 50 guineas and then tied to a tree.
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