The Compliments of the Season.Kibe Heels & Chilblains.
[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