A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Etching by W. Hogarth, 1736, after himself.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- 3 March 1736
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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
The company of undertakers. Et plurima mortis imago. ...
[London] : W. Hogarth, 3 March 1736.
1 print : etching ; platemark 26.2 x 17.8 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. III, pt. I, London 1877, no. 2299
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3 ed., London 1989, no. 144
Wellcome Library no. 10756i