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English credulity, or the invisible ghost

English credulity, or the invisible ghost A satire referring to the "Cock Lane Ghost" shows the interior of a bed-room crowded with men, some church ministers, one possibly Oliver Goldsmith, commenti ... show more

English credulity, or the invisible ghost
1 print : etching, hand-colored.
A satire referring to the "Cock Lane Ghost" shows the interior of a bed-room crowded with men, some church ministers, one possibly Oliver Goldsmith, commenting on the "Cock Lane ghost". Two small children lie in a bed where the ghost of Fanny Lynes, carrying a mallet (used to make knocking sounds) appears on the bedstead head-cloth. One minister looks under the bed while several women stand to the side of the bed.
  • Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / prepared by Frederic George Stephens, v. 4, no. 3838
  • Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
  • Cartoon Prints, British
  • Superstitions--1760-1770.
  • Ghosts--England--London--1760-1770.
  • Etchings--Hand-color--1760-1770.
  • Satires (Visual works)--British--1760-1770.
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