Newgate Illustrated-or the Knight and the Squire. a Tale of the 19th Century.
Pub.d March 21st 1805 by S. Knight Lambeth.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 349mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Paper toning.
Sir William Rawlings and Robert Albion Cox, Sheriffs of Middlesex in 1802, in prison. They were imprisoned after the Committee on the Middlesex Election of 1802 claimed they 'wilfully, knowingly, and corruptly admitted upwards of 300 persons to vote as proprietors of a mill at Isleworth', despite being supported by Fox, Sheridan and others. They were released on 10 May, a little over two months after their imprisonment began. On the floor beside the younger man is a rolled paper: 'View of the Mill at Isleworth', with a book: 'Essay on Refineing'.
BM Satires: 10376.
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