John Taylor M.D. Oculist to the King of Great BritainFellow of Several Colleges of Physicians &c.
Engraving, scarce. 370 x 240mm (14½ x 9½"). Creasing.
Oval portrait of John Taylor (1703-1772), self-proclaimed Ophthalmiater Royal to King George II, and surgeon-oculist to the Pope, the Emperor and a mythical Princess of Georgia. He was a coucher, or cataract surgeon, who performed removal of cataracts by breaking them up into pieces, although he often left town before his patients' bandages had been removed.
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