Sarah Malcom Executed in Fleet Street March the 7th 1732for Robbing ye Chambers of Mrs Lydia Duncomb in ye Temple, & murdering Her, Eliz. Harrison & Ann Price. Price 6d.
Mezzotint with very large margins, printed in blue; scarce. 200 x 150mm (8 x 6")
A copy in reverse after William Hogarth's portrait of Sarah Malcolm, who in 1733 was executed for a triple murder. Malcolm assisted in the robbery and murder of a lodger in one of the Temple chambers, a rich, 80 year old woman, Mrs. Lydia Duncomb, for whom Sarah had worked in the past. Mrs. Duncomb shared her lodgings with a long term companion, 60 year old Mrs. Harrison, and her young servant, 26 year old Ann Price. The dead bodies of the three women were discovered the following afternoon. Awaiting execution in Newgate, Malcolm was visited by William Hogarth who sketched her and then painted her portrait, from which this print has been copied.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. CS ENA II 67a.
[Ref: 36471] £420.00