A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Engraving after W. Hogarth, 1736.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
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The three named quacks occupy the top of the shield, twelve other 'doctors' are situated in the lower half; most of them have gold canes held up to their noses, one is dipping his finger into a urinal while another holds it. Two pairs of crossed human thigh bones are below the shield
Et plurima mortis imago.[on a banderole] Consultation of physicians. A facsimile of Hogarth's own engraving.
London (Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square) : Jones & co.
1 print : engraving ; image 18.7 x 15.6 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. III, pt. I, London 1877, no. 2299
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London, 1989, no.144
Wellcome Library no. 544397i