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A doctor reading the 'Lancet' in a gentleman's club: another member states it is boring, and suggests they play billiards which the doctor would find more boring. Wood engraving by C. Keene, 1883.

  • Keene, Charles, 1823-1891.
Date
1883
Reference
14280i
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Description

Caption reads: 'Griggles. "Hullo Dumpley! What are you reading? Christmas number of the Lancet? Put it down, and come and have a game of pyramids!"'

Pyramids: "(Billiards) A game in which a number of red balls (typically fifteen) are arranged in a triangle on a billiard table and players take turns to try to pot them with a cue ball" (Oxford English dictionary)

Publication/Creation

[London], 1883.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; border 12.3 x 10.5 cm

Lettering

Depressing! CK.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 14280i

Languages

  • English


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