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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