A pair of specticals

A pair of specticals

Political satire: With billows of smole behind it, a skeleton holding a noose and pointing to his eye dances to the left of Napoleon who stands pointing at it. In the right background is a gallows with a group of soliders standing in the distance below.

Mounted on a former album leaf; newspaper clippings dating from 1817 and 1818 are pasted on verso of mount covering a range of topics including: small pox, post horse duties, poor rate, three cases of debtors, two work related accidents, and a short humorous piece on the streets of Paris and the price of wine.

  • Title: A pair of specticals [sic] easely seen through [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. 17 June 1813 by T. Tegg, Cheapside, London, [17 June 1813]

Catalog Record 

813.06.17.01+

Acquired March 2019

Inhuman & barbarous lingering torture….

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An example of the extreme torture against Christians: a half-naked man, his left hand and left foot impaled on hooks is suspended by chains from a gallows.

  • PrintmakerElmes, William, active 1797-1820, printmaker.
  • TitleInhuman & barbarous lingering torture, inflicted on an European, in Barbary [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. by T. Tegg, Dec. 21, 1808.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

808.12.21.02

Acquired July 2016