18th Century Pickpockets

Pickpockets sometimes appear in crowd scenes from 18th century artwork; the theft sometimes drives the plot of the illustration. See if you can find the pickpockets in these illustrations, and read the resources at right to find out how you can avoid becoming the next victim of an 18th century pickpocket.

To find out what 18th century pickpockets stole – and what happened to pickpockets who got caught – view The Proceedings of the Old Bailey.