Concept

Household employees

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Images

  • A gouty man in a Bath chair out shooting with his dogs, his black servant sniggers behind him. Engraving.
  • Delilah caresses the sleeping Samson as she sets her barber to work. Engraving by J.B. de Poilly after F. Verdier, 1698.
  • A convalescing man happily eating a meal, assisted by his grinning servant. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1804, after J. Sneyd.
  • A doctor taking the pulse of a country squire; the smug doctor receives a drink from the butler while his disgruntled patient's medicine is prepared by the maid. Lithograph by W. Hunt, 1825, after H.W. Bunbury.
  • A tooth-drawer extracting a tooth from a fashionable and rich lady, while his black assistant and her white maid attend. Etching.
  • A fashionable gentleman taking morning tea with a lady in her boudoir: a maidservant stands in the background. Etching, late 18th century.
  • Two Chinese opium smokers in a booth watched by a woman who fans herself. Wood-engraving, late 19th century.
  • A convalescing man happily eating a meal, assisted by his grinning servant. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1804, after J. Sneyd.
  • A wealthy man at his dinner table is offered a clyster by a servant. Lithograph by Tal-Zar.
  • A couple of country folk consulting a decrepit doctor; a servant smiles menacingly in the doorway. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1809, after G.M. Woodward.

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