15859

PORTRAIT OF A HIGHWAYMAN

Joseph Beeton

Published
(Kings) Lynn by R. Williams

Description
Single Sheet, small folio, 7″ x 10″, mezzotint, surface rubbed, cut close, printed one side as issued.

£125.00

SKU: 15859

Product Description

Jospeh Beeton, Highwayman, d, 1783, a local man who was hanged at Kings Lynn on 20th February 1783 for robbing the North Mail. The illustration shows him gaol as a smartly dressed young man in ankle chains and, interestingly, holding a cord to lift the chain in order to enable his walking.