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Engraving after Kay

Deacon Brodie

Deacon Brodie

Caricature of Deacon Brodie  -  after Kay

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George Smith and Deacon Brodie

Engraving of George Smith and Deacon Brodie  -  after Kay

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John Kay

John Kay was born in Dalkeith (7 miles south-east of Edinburgh) in 1742.  He died in Edinburgh in 1826. 

He was a miniaturist, caricaturist and engraver. 

Two large volumes of his caricatures of Edinburgh personalities have been published.

The engravings above are taken from Old & New Edinburgh, published 1890.

 

Deacon Brodie 

Deacon Brodie was a respected citizen by day, but a gambler and thief by night.   He was hanged in 1788.

George Smith was Deacon Brodie's accomplice.

For further details on the life and death of Deacon Brodie, please see the sign on Deacon Brodie's Tavern at the junction of Bank Street and the Lawnmarket.

 

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