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An Apothecarys Lady.
An Apothecarys Lady.
Pubd. by MDarly 39 Strand Jany. 1 1774.
Etching, 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Some staining and offsetting.
Standing woman in profile with hat, veil and apron. Medical interest. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '2' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14523]   £260.00  
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The Tower Hill Esculapius.
The Tower Hill Esculapius.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at N.o.60 in S.t. Paules Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act direct, 25 Sep.r. 1782.
Hancoloured etching. Printed area: 265 x 170mm, (10½ x 6¾"). Frame: 430 x 340mm, (17 x 13½"). Unexamined out of frame. Staining.
A scene by the Tower of London in which a quack stands upon a dias selling his potions to a crowd. A pickpocket rifles through the pockets of a man who is being poked in the eye by a fishing rod.
[Ref: 40336]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Blowbladder discovering the Perpetual Motion.
Doctor Blowbladder discovering the Perpetual Motion.
Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. Published as the Act directs 16 March 1772
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, platemark 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Some damage, repaired.
A doctor taking the pulse of a pretty patient while looking at her lasciviously. In his pocket is a vial labelled 'Blessed Medicine'. One of many such mezzotint 'drolls' of the period in which monks, doctors and other men in positions of authority prey on attractive young women.
[Ref: 38682]   £240.00  
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The bruising Apothecary - paratus operi -
The bruising Apothecary - paratus operi -
Pub by MDarly 39 Strand Sep. 1. 1774.
Etching, 240 x 175mm. 9½ x 7".
An apothecary standing clenching his fist and holding a wig; probably a portrait. A medical interest caricature, from an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. This print gave its title to 'The Bruising Apothecary: images of pharmacy and medicine in caricature', the catalogue of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's collection of caricatures.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14514]   £260.00  
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The Central Board Of Health.
The Central Board Of Health. Cholera consultation.
Designed by A Bird [Merle]. Drawn by G. Ck. [Cruikshank.]
Feby. 27th. 1832 - Published by S Knights, Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange.
Hand coloured lithograph, very scarce and interesting image, sheet 270 x 405mm. 10½ x 16". Fine.
A satire on the Board of Health, set up to combat cholera, a severe bacterial infection, which primarily affects the small intestine; the main symptoms include production of profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting. Transmission is primarily through contaminated drinking water or infected food. Four over-fed doctors carouse at a table laden with rounds of beef and decanters. Each holds up a glass and gives a toast. The man at the head of the table (left): 'Long life to our Central Board—R /. "in medio tutissimus bibis [for ibis]"—as we say in the classics'. His vis-à-vis: 'May we preserve our health by bleeding the country'. The man in back view: 'I drink Reform in our Hospitals, may they close their doors against the public & the poor die in Hackney coaches'. On the back of his chair: 'Board & Lodging'. His vis-à-vis: 'I pledge myself to keep some cases afloat'. From their coat-pockets hang big bloated purses. Beside the first speaker a long scroll hangs from a writing-table (left): 'Post Mortem Appearances, want of Employment Poverty Starvation Quarantine Stagnation Distress Blue Ruin' [gin]. On the floor (right): 'While Drs differ & deny—The Country bleeds & patients die'. Above the principal doctor hangs a picture of a bottle (blue) emitting smoke, and with head, arms, and legs, capering menacingly. This (a symbol of humbug) is 'Contagious Cholera'. At the other end of the room (right) packing cases are piled from floor to ceiling inscribed (reading downwards): 'A bad case' [broken]; 'Cases made on the Shortest Notice'; 'Per varios [sic] casus, per tot discrimina rerum" / Tendimus" / 'By various cases & such discrimination / we get on.' / Docrs Transtn —'; 'Dr Bolus Case Maker'; 'New Case' [twice]. There was much controversy as to the efficacy and practicability of quarantine. A general Board of Health had been appointed in June 1831; of Sir William Pym, Sir William Burnett, Sir B. Martin, Sir James McGrigor, with the Assistant Secretary to the Treasury. They met at the Council Office in Whitehall and issued statistical reports (here ridiculed). According to a letter in The Times, 14 February, "the public will look in vain for a cessation of the official reports, while the Government employs agents to search for cases at high salaries". After William Henry Merle (1828 - 1850; fl. c.), author and amateur draughtsman who supplied sketches for prints to George Cruikshank; he signed drawings with the pseudonym 'A Bird'.
BM Satires: 16955.
[Ref: 16140]   £420.00  
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Consultation of Physicians. 138
Consultation of Physicians. 138
W.m Hogarth inv.t.
Printed for Bowles & Carver, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., but watermarked 1817.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 5"). Trimmed to plate.
A collage of bewigged doctors musing, handles of their sticks pressed to their lips. An adaption of Hogarth's image, without the armorial border.
[Ref: 45130]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Comfort to the Cross.
Comfort to the Cross.
J.s Gillray inv.t & fec.t
Pub.d Feb.y 6.th 1800, by H. Humphrey 27 S.t James's Street.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 195 x 260mm (7¾ x 10¼"). Surface dirt.
A scene showing a old woman cleaning her feet and scraping her corns.
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Matthew Manna. A Country Apothecary.
Matthew Manna. A Country Apothecary.
R St.G. Ma - pinxt.
Pubd. Accorg. to Act Octr. 11 1773 by MDarly Strand.
Etching, 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Some offsetting.
Social satire: an apothecary stands outside his shop on a road holding cane and wig; a sign above the window advertises his services, and the red and white stripped pole is above the entrance. Medical interest. Numbered '17' upper right. After Richard St George Mansergh St George (1750 - 1798). From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14091]   £290.00  
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The Dentist.
The Dentist. A Dentist, fam'd for easing pain / and pockets too, contrived to gain / By Many a repeated Fee, / A Fortune large, - then who but he. / So Fame reports. 'but' says a Wag, / 'The Fellow has no cause to brag. / Like many more 'twixt North and South, He Does but live from hand to mouth'.
[London, Published by Bowles & Carver, 69, St Paul's Church Yard, 4th June 1808.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 165 x 205mm (6½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line at top.
A dental surgeon operating on a woman in the presence of two attendants and another man.
Wellcome Library no. 193i.
[Ref: 36717]   £290.00  
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Der Doctor. Le Medecin.
Der Doctor. Le Medecin. Herr Doctor, hier solt ihr ein neue Prob ablegen, Gelingts, so wird Eur kunst u Rusim noch mehr erhöht Wan ihr bringt die Geburth des Arlequins zuwegen Als der, mit weis nicht was, Schon lange schwanger geht: Voicy pour vous, Docteur: une êpreuve nouvelle. Vous serez parmy nous le plus grand medecin Vôtre art sera nouveau, votre gloire immortelle, Si vous vous tirez bien des, couches d'Arlequin.
Gillot inv.
I.G.B. exc. A.V. [n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving and etching. Plate 190 x 299mm. 7½ x 11¾".
From the Commedia dell'arte. Punchinello on the left, looking towards il Dottore and Zanni seated.
[Ref: 21005]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doctor
The Doctor
[Anon., c.1840]
Very rare lithograph, printed area approx 165 x 140mm (6½ x 5½").
Unusual caricature probably a Jewish doctor, holding in his hand a card which seems to read 'Ayr' in reference to the Scottish town.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40640]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Forceps.
Doctor Forceps.
Pubd. Accorg. to Act Octr 21. 1773 by MDarly Strand.
Etching, 170 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
A elderly man in spectacles walking with a tall cane. He wears a sword and is dressed in an old-fashioned way with a low wide hat, large tie-wig and long coat. Evidently a well known accoucheur, a male obstetrician, skilled in the art and science of managing pregnancy and birth. He is dressed in the manner of an old fashioned physician. From 'Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.6' upper left and '19' upper right.
BM Satires: 5164.
[Ref: 14324]   £230.00  
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The German Doctor on his Travels from England.
The German Doctor on his Travels from England. The German Doctor with his Family on his Travels to England conducted by Mynheer Shinder-Knecht.
Doctor Faustus del. Robinson fect.
Sold by J.Williams Bookseller No.39 Fleet Street. Price 6d. [n.d., c.1780.]
Etching with aquatint in brown ink, sheet 210 x 240mm. 8¼ x 9½". Trimmed within plate and glued to album page.
Social satire: a travelling doctor mounted backwards on a donkey looking back at his wife and six children; on an upper register a man hanging on a gallows. Very rare. Published by John Williams (fl.1760 - 1774), bookseller and publisher in London. May have been identical with the bookseller John Williams who was put in the pillory in 1765 for the republication of Wilkes's provocative number 45 "North Briton".
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 13069]   £220.00  
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Doctors Differ or Dame against the College.
Doctors Differ or Dame against the College.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d March 8th 1813 by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked. Plate 247 x 356mm (9¾ x 14").
Four elderly physicians fight wildly, flourishing their canes, in a room leading to that of the patient. One has fallen on his back, two others fight across him, each planting a foot on his chest; he clutches at the coat of one of these. In his pocket is a letter: 'To Dr Emetic Upper B . . .' In the pocket of the man he clutches is a letter: 'To Dr Sudorific . . . sell. Through the open door the amused patient, in dressing-gown and night-cap, watches the fray from beside his bed, having just risen from a commode.
BM Satires: 12141.
[Ref: 30563]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doctors Visit.
The Doctors Visit.
London pub.d by J.W.Fores 41 Picadilly Sept.r 1827.
A rare etching, with hand colour. Sheet: 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed, clipping glued below. Very slight stain in margin on left.
A comic scene showing a doctor (dog) attending to a woman (cat) wearing her nightdress. The clipping below describes the woman's condition as atmospherical.
Not in BM
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Gentle Emetic.
Gentle Emetic.
[by James Gillray.]
Publish'd Jany. 28th. 1804, by H. Humphrey, St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Slight damage on left, laid on album paper.
An invalid sits before a bowl, his mournful-looking manservant holding his head as he waits for the inevitable. One in a series (with 'Taking Physick', 'Brisk - Cathartic', 'Breathing a Vein' & 'Charming - Well again), all of which appear in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside some of Gillray's more famous satires. As the display celebrates Gillray's domestic arrangements (it includes two prints in which Hannah Humphrey, Gillray's partner and publisher, is recognisable) it is conceivable that the patient in this satire is Gillray himself. The series certainly had significance for the caricaturist.
BM Satires 10304.
[Ref: 33161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Breathing a vein.
Breathing a vein.
[James Gillray.]
Publish'd Jany 28th 1804 by H. Humphrey St. James Street London.
Coloured etching. Sheet: 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10"). Trimmed to printed border.
An invalid, dressed in breeches, waistcoat and nightcap, looks away as his manservant directs a spurt of blood from his bicep to a bowl. sits before a bowl, his mournful-looking manservant holding his head as he waits for the inevitable. One in a series (with 'Taking Physick', 'Gentle Emetic', 'Brisk - Cathartic' & 'Charming - Well again), all of which appear in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside some of Gillray's more famous satires. As the display celebrates Gillray's domestic arrangements (it includes two prints in which Hannah Humphrey, Gillray's partner and publisher, is recognisable) it is conceivable that the patient in this satire is Gillray himself. The series certainly had significance for the caricaturist.
BM Satire 10306
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Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, Are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize:
Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, Are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize: the master there displays his art, sagely discants on every part, and that with ears & eyes and nose, we hear, and see, and smell, he shows.
[Drawn by Egbert van Heemskerck.]
[n.d,. engraved c.1730, but printed c.1800.)
Copper engraving. 290 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Large margins. Paper brittle, backed on thin tissue.
A satire about a dissection, with the characters with animal heads. Painted by Egbert van Heemskerck II (c.1674 - 1744.)
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A barbers shop a medley shews, of monsters, wigs, drawn-teeth and news, while one is shav’d another bleeds, a third the Grub Street Journal reads.
A barbers shop a medley shews, of monsters, wigs, drawn-teeth and news, while one is shav’d another bleeds, a third the Grub Street Journal reads. The master full of Whig and Tory, talks politics and tells a story, and swears he is not such a sot, but that he knows full well, what’s what.
[Drawn by Egbert van Heemskerck.]
[n.d,. engraved c.1730, but printed c.1800.)
Copper engraving. 290 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Large margins. Paper brittle, backed on thin tissue.
A satire about a barber's shop, with the characters with animal heads. One cat is being shaved, another, a female, is being bled. Painted by Egbert van Heemskerck II (c.1674 - 1744.)
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New Panel Doctor.
New Panel Doctor. The Hated Act Mocks The Poverty Of Our Poorer Citizen, Robs Him Of His Liberty, Then Spits In His Face. P.S.- Put this Cartoon, if possible, in a window, so as to get all to insist on the compulsory Insurance humbug being at once ended, and, as a stern warning, never to vote for any lawyer as M.P., no matter what he promises.
Published by Percy Ernest Hurst, Lower Markly Farm, Heathfield, Sussex, and printed by James Sampson, Lower Coombe Street, Croydon, who can supply these Cartoons at 6d. per dozen, or 5/- per gross (post free). [n.d., c.1913.]
Lithograph poster, sheet 320 x 380mm. 12½ x 15". Folds as usual, some creasing and soiling, tears to extemities.
A satirical poster attacking the National Insurance Act of 1911, with letterpress to verso. The Act is often regarded as one of the foundations of modern social welfare in the United Kingdom and forms part of the wider social welfare reforms of the Liberal Government of 1906-1914. The Act provided for a National Insurance scheme with provision for time-limited unemployment and medical benefits. The scheme was to be based on actuarial principles and it was planned that it would be funded by a fixed amount each from workers, employers and the government. The scheme was restricted to particular industries and made no provision for dependants. By 1913 2.3 million were insured under the scheme. Employee contributions to the scheme were to be compulsory and taken by the employer before the workers salary was paid. Sections of the Conservative party opposed the Act considering that it was not for taxpayers to pay for such benefits. Some trade unions who operated their own insurance schemes and friendly societies were also opposed. The text to verso includes an appeal to "Save the Friendly Societies". The then Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George (1863 – 1945) comes under personal attack. The Act was important as it removed the need for unemployed workers, who were insured under the scheme, to rely on the stigmatised social welfare provisions of the Poor Law. This led to the end of the primacy of the Poor Law as a social welfare provider.
[Ref: 10750]   £140.00  
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Mr. de Pourceaugnac  Act.1er. Sc.8.
Mr. de Pourceaugnac Act.1er. Sc.8.
Grave par Joullain sur le dessein de Ch. Coypel 1726.
Sevend a Paris chez Surrugue rue des Noyers.
Etching and engraving Trimmed within plate.
Monsieur de Pourceaugnac surrounded by two doctors who are both taking his pulse, while in the background a servant approaches from the right, carrying a large syringe. From a series of 6 plates after Charles Coypel: 'Suite d'estampes des principaux sujets des comédies de Molière', representing scenes from Molière's plays.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7854]   £230.00  
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The Accoucheur Macaroni.
The Accoucheur Macaroni. V.5. 14.
Publish'd according to Act, Novr. 14. 1772, by MDarly, 39, Strand.
Etching, paper watermarked. Plate 178 x 128mm (7 x 5").
Whole length portrait of a male midwife in a profile to the right. In his left hand he holds out some obstetric instrument; a pair of forceps protrudes from his coat pocket. He wears a bag-wig, three-cornered hat, laced waistcoat, shirt with lace ruffles and a sword.
BM Satires: 5047.
[Ref: 38241]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No 25. or The Looking Glass. Published on the First of Every Month.
McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No 25. or The Looking Glass. Published on the First of Every Month. Elegant Preventive of the Cholera. Christmas before our yeomen where chill'd by fashion or the march of intellect.
Vol 3.d. Jan.y 1st 1832.
Coloured lithograph with two satirical scenes. Printed area 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), large margins. Repaired tear entering lower image.
The upper scene shows three women at a soirée, seated on a chaise-longue, smoking cheroots to ward off cholera. The disease had arrived in Sunderland, probably from Hamburg, and reached London in February 1832. Adverts claiming tobacco as a preventative appeared throughout the 19th century. The lower scene shows wanton, un-Christian revels.
See BM 1868,0808.12313 for full issue.
[Ref: 42023]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Jerry 'beat to a stand still'! Dr. Please'em's Prescription. Tom and Logic's condolence; and the 'Slaveys' on the alert.
Jerry 'beat to a stand still'! Dr. Please'em's Prescription. Tom and Logic's condolence; and the 'Slaveys' on the alert.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, July 1 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate.
Jerry's lodgings at Corinthian House', with him being attended by a doctor, thin and pale. Tom sits facing him, holding his top-hat. Logic, on a visit from the Fleet, addresses a buxom maidservant ('slavey', a maid of all work in a boardinghouse) who puts a warming-pan into a large canopied bed, while an older woman mixes gruel. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878). The first recorded use of the word 'slavey' is on p. 174 of this book.
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14354.
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The Compliments of the Season.
The Compliments of the Season. Kibe Heels & Chilblains.
W.H.B. [Bunbury] invt.
[London, n.d., c.1785.]
Hand coloured etching with stipple, 210 x 185mm. 8¼ x 7¼".
The interior of a poverty-stricken room. An old man seated in a chair is rubbing one foot which rests on a low stool with the contents of a bottle held in his right hand. A witch-like woman, wearing large spectacles, is seated by the fire, she holds on her lap the bare leg of a young man, and is about to apply to it the contents of a pot which she is stirring on the fire. On the wall is a placard, "Dr Steers Opodeldoc for Chilblains". Probably a quack chiropodist's establishment of a very humble kind. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 5806
[Ref: 11532]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Compliments of the Season.
The Compliments of the Season. Kibe Heels & Chilblains.
W.H.B. [Bunbury] invt.
[London, n.d., c.1785.]
Scarce stipple. Plate: 210 x 185mm, (8¼ x 7¼"). Small margins.
An old man sits in a chair is rubbing one foot which rests on a low stool with the contents of a bottle held in his right hand. A woman, wearing large spectacles, is seated by the fire, she holds on her lap the bare leg of a young man, and is about to apply to it the contents of a pot which she is stirring on the fire. On the wall is a placard, "Dr Steers Opodeldoc for Chilblains". Probably a quack chiropodist's establishment of a very humble kind. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 5806
[Ref: 39831]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Military Salutation.
A Military Salutation.
[Piercy Roberts crudely scratched from plate.]
Pub.d Jan.y 1. [1807 scratched from plate] by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet size: 273 x 410mm (10¾ x 16"). Trimmed inside plate. Light creasing. Some surface dirt.
A fashionably dressed slim young man, stands with his clasped hands, facing a man with his arms and legs in wrappings, and says, 'stand at ease'. The ailing figure, wearing a night cap, sits in an armchair with his legs resting on a stool, answers, his face distorted with pain, 'Yes - its very fine talking - but if you had such a Confounded Gout, as I have young man You'd find it d----d difficult to sit at ease'.
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The Origin of the Gout.
The Origin of the Gout.
Etch'd from an Original Sketch, by W. H. Bunbury Esqr.
Publish'd as the Act directs, April 20th. 1785, by J. Jones, Great Portland Street.
Etching with some stippling, small margins; published state. 220 x 260mm, 8¾ x 10¼". Two faint printer's creases.
A gouty and obese man (right) seated in a chair playing the cello. Both legs are padded, the feet wrapped in slashed coverings; the right leg rests on a stool. The Devil (left), hat in hand, holds a hot coal against the right knee with a pair of tongs. Bottles and glasses stand on a table. A pair of crutches lean against the chair. The hands of a clock on the wall behind point to 1.25. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 6881.
[Ref: 26253]   £220.00  
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Les Malades et Les Médecins.9. L'Orthopédiste. Monsieur ….voici votre fils que grace à mes soins est radicalement gueri de sa déplorable gibbosité …du reste il est dans un état de santé parfaite….trop parfaite même, car au premier abord on pourrait croire
Les Malades et Les Médecins.9. L'Orthopédiste. Monsieur ….voici votre fils que grace à mes soins est radicalement gueri de sa déplorable gibbosité …du reste il est dans un état de santé parfaite….trop parfaite même, car au premier abord on pourrait croire qu’il est encore un peu bossu,….mais cela tient uniquement à ce qu’il est trop gras du dos!
Ch. Jacques [facsimile within image.] Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
Chez Pannier & Cie. Edrs. R. du Croissant, 16. Chez Aubert & Cie. Pl de la Bourse, 23. [n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. 359 x 274mm. 14 x 10¾". Small tears. Crease to the left-hand side.
Medical satire. The Dr is claiming that the boy being of perfect health, too perfect even, has the deformation of being hunchback, but not quite: he claims that it is just a bit too much fat on the back!
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[A suffering patient.]
[A suffering patient.]
[Artist unidentified.]
[British, n.d., c.1830.]
Etching and aquatint with early colour by hand, sheet/image 185 x 158m. 7¼ x 6¼". Lacking margins.
Caricature of an unwell man, sitting in an armchair close to the fireplace, his left hand and wrist bandaged, as well as his head. A book of 'gripes' and a 'composing draught' are on the table in foreground, and he stares mournfully at a tall bottle of medicine on the mantelpiece.
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Phrenological Illustrations.
Phrenological Illustrations.
by George Cruikshank.
London: Published by Geroge Cruikshank, Myddelton Terrace, Pentoville; And Sold By J. Robins And Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row: S. Knights, Sweetings's Alley, Royal Exhange; And G. Humphrey, 24, St. James's Street [n.d., 1826].
Oblong folio, original printed wrapper.; text page, six etched plates, as called for, with contemporary guard leaves. Foxing and staining, with tatty extremities.
George Cruikshank's (1792 - 1878) satirical take on the theories of Franz Joseph Gall (1758 - 1828) and Johann Caspar Spurzheim (1776 ? 1832). Principal human faculties and emotions are illustrated by five humerous vignette images per plate. Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Spurzheim attended the lectures of Gall and became a disciple, accompanying him on a lecturing tour through Central Europe, and settling with him in 1807 in Paris; in 1813 he separated from Gall, and went to lecture in England with much acceptance. He wrote numerous works bearing on phrenology, education, etc. All plates inscribed 'Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank August 1st. 1826'.
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Animal Magnetizm [&] The Devil to_Pay
Animal Magnetizm [&] The Devil to_Pay Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
[Published by W. & J. Stratford (?), 1795]
Two engravings and two letterpress sheets, each platemark approx. 180 x 115mm (6¾ x 4¼").
Two prints published in the 'Carlton House Magazine', reissuing (in two parts) an earlier print. As the letterpress accompanying the two prints confirms, they satirise quack doctors, specifically new experiments with electricity. As the doctor advises his female patient, 'the electrical shock is violent, I confess, but it is not unaccompanied with rapture'. The scene is inside a tavern, with portraits on the wall including one of the painter J.P. de Loutherbourg.
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Behold how in the Colledge hall, The Surgeons and the Doctors all, Are met in Consultation wise, A Carcase to Anatomize: The Master there displays his art, Sagely discants on every part, And that with Ears & eyes and nose, We hear, and See, and Smell, he
Behold how in the Colledge hall, The Surgeons and the Doctors all, Are met in Consultation wise, A Carcase to Anatomize: The Master there displays his art, Sagely discants on every part, And that with Ears & eyes and nose, We hear, and See, and Smell, he shows.
[E. Heemskerck Pinxt.]
[Published by John Bowles.] [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving and etching. Plate 286 x 247mm. 11¼ x 9¾".
A satire on quackery.
BM Satires: 1861 (after).
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Taking Caudle.
Taking Caudle.
R. Dagley del. et sculp.
London, Published by John Warren, Old Bond Street, and G. & W.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane. [n.d. c.1821.]
Fine hand coloured etching. 152 x 240mm. 6 x 9½".
An ailing woman lies in bed, a second woman stands holding a baby to the right; a third and fourth woman sit holding caudle, a cat on the lap of the one to the right, with a dog also looking up by her chair. Caudle is a British thickened and sweetened alcoholic drink, similar to eggnog and was used during the Middle Ages for its supposed medicinal properties. From "Takings or, the Life of a Collegian".
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Taking Physic.
Taking Physic.
R. Dagley del. W.H. Brooke sculp.
London, Published by John Warren, Old Bond Street, and G. & W.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane. [n.d. c.1821.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. Paper watermarked: [J Wha]tman [182]5. 240 x 152mm. 9½ x 6". Slight soiling and creasing to edges.
An elderly couple; a man is revolted by the medicine which his wife pours into a bowl to feed him. A book, titled 'Buchan' lies on the table. From "Takings or, the Life of a Collegian". Medical print.
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The Siege of Warwick Castle,
The Siege of Warwick Castle, or The Battle between the Fellows & Licenciates.
[Oxford Magazine, n.d., August 1768.
Engraving. 115 x 185mm (4½ x 7¼"). Hole on plate mark patched.
A satire on an invasion of the College of Physicians at Warwick Lane in London, when 'Licenciates' (doctors not educated at English universities, usually because they were non-conformist) broken in to harass the fellows. However here the fellows are the government, lead by a skeletal 'Death', and the licenciates are Scots led by Lord Bute in a jester's hat and jack-boots. Weapons include a huge syringe and a urinal. One of the fellows says 'They pretend to cure the Kings Evil'.
BM Satires 4173.
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