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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.
Date
1736

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Description

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

Lettering

The company of undertakers. Et plurima mortis imago.[on a banderole] Invented by W. Hogarth

Publication/Creation

1736

Edition

Copy of State I.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 26 x 17.4 cm

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. III, pt. I, London 1877, no. 2299

R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London, 1989, no.144

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 544396i

Language

  • English


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