The Italian Boy.Supposed to have been assassinated_whose body was sold for dissection at the Kings College. See Times Nov. 8th 1831
Pub.d by H. Lacy, 1 Wells Street._ Oxford Street
Lithograph, sheet 215 x 180mm (8½ x 7").
The 'Italian boy', Carlo Ferrari posing with his monkey. In December of 1831, Williams, Bishop and May were found guilty of the murder of this Italian boy in order to sell his body to anatomy professors at King's College, when the criminal trade of procuring bodies for this purpose was at its height. The case of Carlo Ferrari aroused great public interest, resulting in many prints being published depicting the victim and murderers.
see Sarah Wise, 'The Italian Boy'; for other portraits of the sitter see refs. 26199 and 18416
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