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Six scenes narrating the fate of a cork leg, the invention of a Dutch artist. Etching by Joe Lisle.

Lisle, Joe.

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The six scenes show the man stepping out of his house with the new leg, receiving treatment for it and later being pursued with a bill for the treatment. The last two images show the man falling over and dying while his skeleton marches on, driven by the cork leg

Lettering

The cork leg! An artist in Rotterdam 'twould seem had made cork legs his study and theme Each joint was strong as an iron beam The springs a compound of clockwork & steam. He walk'd of days and nights a score Of Europe he had mad the tour He died but though he was no more The leg walk'd on the same as before. Joe Lisle fecit

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving

Notes

On verso: Music sheet entitled "The cork Leg" with music by Jonathan Blewitt and text by T. Hudson

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44051i

Language

  • English


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