The bruising Apothecary - paratus operi -
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