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Four donkeys inhaling foetid gas and having their backs scrubbed with vitrol; representing John St. John Long's fatal method of therapy. Etching by H. Heath, 1830.

Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850.
Date
1830

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Description

The scene contains various text: the four donkeys are saying "delightful!" in unison. A plaque on the house reads "Long John's stable. To let. N.b. no more asses rubbed here, for the cause enquire of Messrs. Vance, Brodie & co." Above the graves reads "this cemetery, being nearly full the prices will be raised." A man carrying a "coroners warrent" is chasing another man (probably Long) who is saying " D.I.O. I'll give you the Long trot."

Publication/Creation

London (41 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, 1830.

Physical description

1 print : etching

Lettering

More don-key's! It is well known that asses are particularly fond of having their back's rubbed. H. Heath fect.

Publications note

A coloured version of this print is described in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 16427

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11191i

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  • English


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