A Perspective View of the Execution of Lord Ferrers at Tyburn.May 5th 1760, for the Murder of his Steward.
Printed for Rob.t Wilkinson, 58 Cornhill. [n.d., c.1760.]
Etching. Sheet size: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13").
Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers (1720 - 1760) hangs from the gallows at Tyburn, for the murder of his steward John Johnson who was attempting to collect money due to Ferrers's estranged wife. Soldiers stands close by inside a ring made by soldiers on horseback as a few spectators stand beyond the ring with more watching from wooden stands built to the left and right. Ferrers was driven to Tyburn, dressed in a silver embroidered suit, in his own coach drawn by six horses.
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