Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons

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Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons
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Thomas Cook after William Hogarth

Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons

London, G & J Robinson June 1st. 1803

Engraving

435 x 545 mm

£180

Interior of the Fleet Prison with the House of Commons committee appointed to enquire into the state of gaols (after Hogarth's painting of c.1729 in the National Portrait Gallery); to left, James Oglethorpe, Chairman of the Committee, confronts the warden of the Fleet, Thomas Bambridge; in the foreground, a prisoner (probably Jacob Mendes da Sola) kneels in shackles.