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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.
Date
April 1829
Reference
12223i
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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!"

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London (41 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, April 1829.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; border 35 x 24.6 cm

Lettering

John Bull & his new doctor. T. Jones fect.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London, no. 15710

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12223i

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