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Ken Petts
Jack Sheppard, the notorious rogue and prison breaker (Original)

Jack Sheppard, the notorious rogue and prison breaker (Original) by Ken Petts at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: PettsJusticeLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Ken Petts (biography)
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 12" x 12" (300mm x 310mm)
Date: 1978

This is the original Gouache painting by Ken Petts.

No prison seemed to be able to hold robber Jack Sheppard (4 March 1702 – 16 November 1724), a formidable escapologist. However he couldn't stop himself from boasting while drunk.

As a result he was captured by a constable who only arrived in a London tavern to sort out a noisy drunk. It was only a week later, during which time his Newgate cell had been manned by warders every moment; he was giving a cheery wave to over 200,000 onlookers as he stepped up to the gallows.

This painting was the cover to Look and Learn issue 838 published 4th February 1978.


Price:  180.00
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Ken Petts

Ken Petts