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Five doctors discussing their patient, Napoleon: one of the physicians is examining his rear end. Coloured etching, 1803.
- 26 [month?] 1803
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[London] (101 Strand) : R. Ackermann, 26 [month?] 1803.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 25 x 34.1 cm
A consul and a consultation.
Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954
Wellcome Library no. 12205i
Napoléon says to the doctors: "My dear doctors - do tell me what is the matter with me I felt the first symptoms - directly I heard the ambassador was fairly off - it is a very odd sensation." The doctor who is examining his backside replies: "Begar me have found it out - your heart be in your breeches."
The artist is at present unidentified. The overall design and lettering of the print suggests it is perhaps either by T. Rowlandson, possibly after Woodward, or an early work by G. Cruikshank