Doctor Blowbladder discovering the Perpetual Motion.
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, platemark 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Some damage, repaired.
A doctor taking the pulse of a pretty patient while looking at her lasciviously. In his pocket is a vial labelled 'Blessed Medicine'. One of many such mezzotint 'drolls' of the period in which monks, doctors and other men in positions of authority prey on attractive young women.
[Ref: 38682] £240.00