• Image of Vinegar Tom (A2)
  • Image of Vinegar Tom (A2)
  • Image of Vinegar Tom (A2)

Limited edition fine art print
A2 (420 x 594 mm)
Printed on Canson infinity Rag Photographique Duo
Edition: 100

. . .
Elizabeth Clarke was the first English woman interrogated by the so-called 'Witchfinder General', Matthew Hopkins in 1645. After multiple nights of sleep deprivation and coercion she was forced to confess that she was a witch and was later hanged. Hopkins claimed that he had seen Elizabeth summoning her familiar spirits, imps in animal form. Among these familiars was a greyhound named Vinegar Tom. Described as having long legs and horns, he appeared to have the ability to shape-shift into the form of a boy. Her other familiars, supposedly witnessed appearing to her during the night, were Holt, Sacke and Sugar, Pyewackett, Pecke-in-the-Crown, Newes and Elemauzer, names which, according to Hopkins, "no mortal could invent".

These prints are shipped in postal tubes.