S. D. Mahomed. Shampooing Surgeon. Brighton.
Published June, 1822, by J. Cordwell, at his Repository, 20, Great East Street, Brighton.
Stipple. Sheet size: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed inside upper, left and right platemarks.
A bust portrait of Indian-born author Sake Dean Mahomet (1759-1851). Mahomed was an Indian traveller, surgeon and entrepreneur who was the first Indian to have written a book in English. He also established 'shampooing' baths in Great Britain, where he offered therapeutic massage, and was one of the most notable early Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
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