A prostitute gives evidence to a magistrate: she points towards Tom Idle dividing loot with his accomplice, as a …

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A prostitute gives evidence to a magistrate: she points towards Tom Idle dividing loot with his accomplice, as a corpse is being disposed of through a trapdoor. Engraving by Thomas Cook, 1795, after William Hogarth. The cellar has been identified as "The Blood Bowl House". The prostitute is the same as the one in Industry and idleness no. 7, and the man wearing a eye-patch also appears in Industry and idleness no. 3 From Tom Idle's pockets projects a pistol. He is about to be caught "red-handed". In the background a fight is taking place. A serving wench wears a leather patch where her nose should be, indicating syphilis. Created 1 October 1795. Prostitution. Murder. Contributors: William Hogarth (1697–1764); Thomas Cook (approximately 1744–1818). Work ID: s68b82yp.

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