TOXIC TIFFIN

Teacups and telephones rang through Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong's murderous tale as the solicitor harassed guests with buttered scones and tea laced with arsenic bought to dispense with unruly dandelions.

 

Circulating gifts of poisoned chocolates as she pursued unrequited love, Christiana Edmunds fed the voyeuristic delight of Victorian society with her story of sex, murder and tainted confectionery.

 

Separated by half a century, the two poisoners now meet for tea...

(2012) digitally-printed vintage china & mixed media (box): various dimensions

ARMSTRONG-EDMUNDS COMBO LEFT ARROW