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        Claude Duval robbing Squire Roper, Master of the Buckhounds to King Charles II, in Windsor Forest

        Bowles, Thomas (c.1712-53). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Claude Du Vall (1643-70); highwayman of French origin in England after the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660; celebrated for not using violence and for his courtly and gentlemanly behaviour and for his fashionable clothes; stole fifty guineas from Roper and then tied him up to a tree; legendary gentleman thief; Provenance: Private Collection.

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