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A swollen lethargic patient with ten physicians seated around a table on which are axes and a halter; symbolising England's government and the need for reform. Engraving, 1756.

Date
23 July 1756
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10760i
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[London] (ye corner of Castle Alley in Threadneedle Street) : According to Act of Parliament by J. Eynon, 23 July 1756.

Physical description

1 print : etching with line engraving ; platemark 22 x 31 cm

Lettering

A grand consultation of physitians: or, an attempt to assign the cause of a sickly & languishing constitution; prescribing the most salutary & probable methods for effecting a cure. ...

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. III, pt II, London 1877, no. 3443

Lettering note

Lettering continues with fourteen lines of verse; the picture contains dialogue attached to each of the figures and two other captions

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10760i

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