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Physicians expressing their thanks to influenza. Coloured etching attributed to Temple West, 1803.

West, Temple, approximately 1740-1783.
Date
April 20th 1803

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Description

The physicians are identified as Sir W. Farquar (kneeling in front); J. Ware (wearing spectacles); R. Pearson (presenting the address with Farquar); Sir G. Baker (bowing low behind Farquar); M. Garthshore or alternatively Sir William Knighton (standing at right); G.Pearson (the agitated man in the centre of the group); T. Beddoes (back left); W. Falconer (right of Beddoes); Sir George Smith Gibbes (extreme right). The figure of influenza is represented as a French visitor to England.

Lettering

An address of thanks from the faculty to the right hon.ble, Mr Influenzy for his kind visit to this country.

Publication/Creation

[London] (50 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, April 20th 1803.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 25.7 x 35.4 cm

Publications note

P.J. Taylor, 'A medical caricature, 1803', St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, 1955, vol. 53, pp. 68-70

R. Burgess, 'A satire on the influenza of 1803', Medical History, 1979, vol. 23, pp. 469-473

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 4i

Language

  • English


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