The Dead Alive (1784)

Arising from out of the coffin, Mr Gripe disturbs the woman who was reading a large book (presumably a business ledger). On the ground, a soup bowl, a bottle and a glass, suggesting that she had poisoned him.

By H. Wigstead.

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