Death of Black Bess
Sir John Gilbert, R. A.
15 x 10 cm, vignetted
Final illustration for W. H. Ainsworth's Rookwood: A Romance, facing p. 296 (1882 edition).
In one volume, with illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York: 416 Broome Street, 1878.
“He answered, and then fell. With gasps and glazing eyes he lay, And reeking limbs immovable, — His first, and last career was done.”— Mazeppa.
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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