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The Burning System Illustrated, sixth plate opposite page 54 in the book The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan, A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos by Quiz (London: Thomas Tegg, 1816)
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1816
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Not on display
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Etching And Aquatint (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 240 x 147 mm (9 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
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Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.38792.6
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

An English officer and a bishop discuss the merits and drawbacks of the Indian 'burning system', while a man and woman lie on a rack, burned alive in a large fire, with a crowd surrounding with men playing instruments. Two men beg for rupees by the side of the officer.

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