Alfred Vidil [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33. Old Bond St.
Lithograph on india. Sheet 381 x 286mm. 15 x 11¼". Very small repaired hole below image.
Baron de Vidil, Alfred Vidil, was the son of a glove-maker at Nancy in France. He came to England around 1830 and was in the employment of a wholesale glove warehouse in Bread-street, Cheapside. He managed to induce Miss Jackson to marry him, the daughter of Mr. Jackson, of Chapel-street, Grosvenor Place. Her father was a man of considerable wealth, but refused to acknowledge her marriage to Vidil, and therefore on the birth of their son, he relented so far as to leave her the sum of £30,000 away from her husband and eventually settled on their son. Following the death of Mr Jackson and later Miss Jackson, Vidil started to loose wealth and could only survive on that of his son. He became embarrassed by his circumstances that he planned and attempted to execute the horrible crime of murdering his only son.
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