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Bed Stocks For Intoxication

Bed Stocks For Intoxication

Artist: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 16

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Plate from Richard Bridgens' 'West India Scenery?' It depicts two enslaved men who are being punished for a misdemeanour by being placed in stocks. This particular stock was designed so that when the offender was locked in there was a wooden plinth upon which to lie. Bridgens suggests that stocks like the one featured in the picture could also be useful when applying dressings and medicine to wounds.

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