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Mrs Blight.
Mrs Blight.
Drawn on purpose by George Simpson.
[?London. Published April 12th 1806 by Jeffery, Pall Mall.]
Stipple, rare. Sheet 200 x 110mm (8 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing publisher's inscription.
Portrait taken during a famous murder trial at the Session House, Newington. Richard Patch was accused of shooting Isaac Blight, his former master. Such was the interest in the case that special accomodation was made for two sons of George III to attend, the Dukes of Cumberland and Sussex. Patch was found guilty and was sentenced to death & dissection. A full account of the trial was also published.
For Simpson's portrait of the murderer see 13585.
[Ref: 44302]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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