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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, -1817.
Date
1 April 1792

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Description

"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.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

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

Lettering

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

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VI, London 1938, no. 8183

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20579i

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