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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
Reference
4i
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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.

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

Lettering

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

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

Lettering note

Bears lettering: "Folios of caricatures lent out"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 4i

Languages

  • English



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