Dr. Arther & his man Bob giving Iohn Bull a Bolus). _ Quacks from Church St _
Published by S. Gans, Southampton Street, Strand.
Coloured etching, small margins. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"). Paper toned, paper crack reaching lower printed border.
John, larger in scale than his tormentors, lies on the ground supported by Peel, who kneels behind him, while Wellington, leaning forward on tiptoe, uses a thick rod with a cross-bar to ram down his mouth a large paper: 'Catholic Emancipation'. John, bottle-nosed and brandy-faced, wears an open waistcoat and shirt, with gaiters drawn above the knee. Peel, wearing over sleeves and apron, holds the patient's jaws with grim determination. Wellington, dressed like an old-fashioned doctor except for cavalry boots, rests his whole weight on the cross-bar of his rammer. Behind Peel on the extreme left and partly cut off by the margin is a large pestle and mortar inscribed 'Dose for 40s Free[holders]’. A close copy of William Heath's caricature published by Thomas McLean.
BM Satires: 15714a.
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