A gouty patient having his pulse taken by a doctor; representing George IV's opposition to Catholic emancipation, and Wellington's support of it. Coloured etching by T. Jones, 1829.
- Jones, Thomas Howell, active 1828.
- April 1829
Selected images from this work
About this work
King George IV, near the end of his life, sits obese, haggard, and gouty, on a chair surmounted by a crown. Wellington says to him: "A great deal of fever remaining - considerable irritation to be got rid of, then the pill will work well - take plenty of punch by way of alternative." The King replies: "Oh! doctor! doctor! your remedies are worse than the disease - they are undermining the constitution!"