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Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
Body Snatchers

Medium: Watercolour
Size without frame: 11.0" x 9.5"
Size including frame: 19.0" x 17.0"
Price:   £4,350  includes FREE worldwide delivery

This is a charmingly gruesome watercolour by Rowlandson, depicting the body snatchers Burke & Hare, who committed 16 murders in Edinburgh in the first part of the 19th Century. They sold the bodies for medical research, for which there was a great demand at the time. Frost and Reed label to the reverse and it is believed that this picture was used to produce engravings at the time.

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