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Bainbridge [i.e., Bambridge] on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons / engraved by T. Cook from an original painting by Wm. Hogarth in the possession of Mr. Ray.

Bainbridge [i.e., Bambridge] on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons / engraved by T. Cook from an original painting by Wm. Hogarth in the possession of Mr. Ray.

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Summary

Print shows several members of the House of Commons, including James Oglethorpe and Archibald Grant, gathered in a room at the Fleet Prison for an investigation of Thomas Bambridge, warden of the prison, for the brutal treatment of prisoners, one of whom is shown at center wearing a punishment device, known as the collar, that fits around the neck and one or both hands, another device, known as the sheers, is held by Grant, and another device, known as the skull cap, is held by Oglethorpe and two other committee members. Bambridge was subsequently tried at the Old Bailey for the murder of a prisoner.

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Date

01/01/1803
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Contributors

Cook, Thomas, approximately 1744-1818, engraver
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist
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