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Doctor Bossy, an itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares on stage with the aid of assistants. Coloured etching by W. Birch, 1792, after A. van Assen.

Van Assen, Benedictus Antonio
Birch, William
Date
1 April 1792

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"Bossey or Bossey was, according to [Henry] Angelo, who calls him a German, the last of the itinerant quack-doctors who practised and dispensed medicines on a stage. His real name is said to have been Garcia. Reminiscences, i. 102, 414 ; J.T. Smith, Nollekens and his times, 1920, p. 255"-- British Museum, Catalogue, loc. cit.

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[London] (2 Macclesfield Street, Soho) : Wm Birch, 1 April 1792.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 14.8 x 17.5 cm

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Dr. Bossy and the people taken from life. Drawn by A. Van Assen. Engraved by W. Birch.

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Doctor Bossy, an itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares on stage with the aid of assistants. Coloured etching by W. Birch, 1792, after A. van Assen. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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