The Gibbet

Sir John Gilbert, R. A.

1878

Wood-engraving

14 x 9.5 cm, vignetted

Seventh illustration for W. H. Ainsworth's Rookwood, A Romance, facing p. 321 (1878 edition).

In one volume, with illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York: 416 Broome Street, 1878.

“See there, see there, what yonder swings
And creaks 'mid whistling rain,
Gibbet and steel — the accursed wheel —
A murderer in his chain.” William and Ellen.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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