The Origin of the Gout.
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.
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