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The Rt. Hon. John Thomas Thorp, Lord Mayor of London 1820-21. This portrait commemorates the Lord Mayor of London's intervention on behalf of seventeen counterfeiters, wrongly condemned to death at the Old Bailey through false evidence and conspiracy . The Rt. Hon. John Thomas Thorp, in court dress, holds a petition and stands in front of a Newgate Prison cell with ragged petitioners visible behind the bars. Iron manacles hang on the wall.
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