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  • George Washington on his deathbed, 1799. Coloured engraving by J. Rodgers after Chapin, 1799.
  • John Bull as the patient of promotors of competing therapies; representing British parliamentary reform. Aquatint by S. de Wilde, 1809.
  • A group of politicians debate at a coroner's inquest whether Lord Melbourne's temporary resignation was equivalent to murder or to suicide. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1839.
  • Sadi Carnot, the president of France, lies in bed having his pulse taken. Lithograph by H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893.
  • Six portraits of eminent seventeenth century men. Engraving.
  • Jules Grévy takes the pulse of Marshal Macmahon, who lies sick in bed with a priest and another man; they are choking from the fumes of their burning bed; Léon Gambetta emerges from behind the scenes carrying a clyster. Coloured wood engraving, 1879.
  • Phrenological head of Lord Ellenborough as Governor General of India 1841-1844. Lithograph, ca. 1844.
  • Charles James Fox, dangerously ill, visited by an entourage of interested factions; representing the social and ministerial conflict surrounding him. Aquatint after J. Gillray, 1806.
  • Drs. Hermanus Schaepman and Abraham Kuyper, shown as witches, stoke the fire of a cauldron from which emanate devils; symbolising their struggle to institute suffrage, against prevailing resistance in the Dutch second chamber. Reproduction of a lithograph after Van Geldorp, 1901.
  • The death mask of Charles Talleyrand, the French statesman. Lithograph, c. 1860, after M. Krantz.
  • Sheridan presented as Francisco Pizarro presented as a physician; representing his loyalty to the British Crown against the Franch Revolution and Bonaparte. Coloured aquatint, 1799.
  • Wellington and Peel compared with the Siamese twins (above); a rich bishop and a poor parson; and a street vendor of figurines. Etching by W. Heath, 1830.
  • The gouty George IV using tongs to pass his discarded wig to Wellington; representing the Duke's appointment to office as First Lord of the Treasury. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1828.
  • John Bull about to be bled by three doctors; representing Britain's budget manipulated by the cabinet. Coloured etching by J. Phillips?, 1830.
  • A humorous comparison between the obese Daniel Lambert and Charles James Fox, the politician. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1806.
  • Princes and statesmen: twenty portraits. Engraving by J.W. Cook, 1825.
  • Lord Goderich shaving, and Lord Howick shoeing, a group of slaves: referring to the abolitionists. Coloured lithograph by J. Doyle, 1832.
  • I wonder what next they will do : the great topical song / written by Charles Merion ; composed by Vincent Davies ; sung by Herbert Campbell in the successful pantomime, The Grim Goblin, at the Grecian Theatre.
  • Philibert Orry. Engraving by B. Lepicié after H. Rigaud, 1737.
  • Sadi Carnot, the president of France, lies in bed having his pulse taken. Lithograph by H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893.
  • The Dutch minister Bergansius and Hendrik Pieter Tindal visit an influenza hospital populated with representations of the countries of Europe; Bergansius points to the Dutch representative, attempting to persuade the apocalyptic Tindal that all is indeed well. Reproduction of a lithograph by J. Braakensiek, 1889.
  • Policemen apprehend a pickpocket taking a license from a publican; representing the value to the government of publicans' licenses. Chromolithograph by T. Merry, 1890, after himself.
  • Thomas Dromgoole speaking at a meeting of the Catholic Board in Dublin; represented as Doctor Drum "letting the cat out of the bag". Coloured etching, 1813.
  • King Louis XIV in bed, having been told that the rumour of King William III's death was untrue, is treated by physicians and surgeons representing different nations. Etching by P. Bouttats., c. 1690.
  • A humorous comparison between the obese Daniel Lambert and Charles James Fox, the politician. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1806.
  • A patient refusing the prescriptions of opposing doctors; referring to Russell's refusal to take any further part in electoral reform. Coloured lithograph by John Doyle, 1837.
  • Samuel Whitbread. Stipple engraving by W. Holl, c. 1815, with letterpress.
  • A decrepit old man is told by his friend that he is ripe for a position in the government. Lithograph by Draner (Jules Renard).
  • The wedding of Lady Lucy Stanhope to Thomas Taylor, a surgeon-apothecary: the bride is given away by her father Earl Stanhope, while Fox and Sheridan officiate. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1796.
  • Philibert Orry. Engraving by B. Lepicié after H. Rigaud, 1737.