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Image ID:
lwlpr01444
Call Number:
750.08.13.01+
Title:
An exact representation of Maclaine the highwayman robbing Lord Eglington on Hounslow Heath on the 26th of June 1750
Published:
[London] : Published according to act of Parliament, Augst. 13th 1750, & sold by R. Sayer opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, [13 August 1750]
Description:
1 print : etching,on laid paper ; sheet 25 x 35 cm.
Notes:
Title from caption etched above image. | Sheet trimmed within plate mark. | 'Pr. 6d. plain & 1sh. colour'd.' | Eight lines of description below image: Maclaine is said to be born in the north of Ireland, of Scotch parents, is a tall genteel young fellow, and commonly very gay in his dress ...
Reference:
Catalogue of engraved British portraits ... in the British Museum / Freeman O'Donoghue, v. 2, p. 130, no. 7
Summary:
The highwayman Maclaine is shown holding a pistol at a man who leans out the window of his carriage. His accomplice restrains the driver who rides the horses, whip in hand. On the right in the distance, an innkeeper stands outside the door of his tavern under a sign and holds out a mug to two customers on horseback.
Subjects:
  •  Maclaine, James, 1724-1750.
  • Eglinton, Alexander Montgomerie, Earl of, 1723-1769.
  • Carriages & coaches.
  • Criminals.
  • Taverns (Inns)
  • Robberies.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Portraits - England - 1750.
  • Etchings - England - London - 1750.
  • Watermarks (Paper)
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
    View record in ORBIS
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