Titus Oates in the Stocks

Vivian Smith, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in England in 1907-1913?.
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Measurements
Image and support: 347 x 507mm
Media
[gouache?] on card
Description
View of a man being publicly humiliated from the stocks. He is surrounded by figures, including guardsmen and a mob with tools. The scene is based on the historical events surrounding Titus Oates (1649–1705), an English perjurer who fabricated the "Popish Plot", a supposed Catholic conspiracy to kill King Charles II. His punishment included being pilloried at the Gate of Westminster Hall, where he was pelted with eggs.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983

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Accession Number:
1988/27/126