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An obese physician pleased with the progress of his emaciated terminally ill patient. Coloured etching by A.M.D. after R. Newton.

  • Newton, Richard, 1777-1798.
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11219i
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Also known as

A going! A going! R. Newton del. ; A.M.D. sc.

Description

The doctor says: "My dear sir you look this morning the picture of health. I have no doubt at my next visit I shall find you entirely cured of all your earthly infirmitys". An example of antiphrasis: appearing to say one thing while meaning the opposite

Publication/Creation

[Dublin] (32 Nassau Street) : McCleary.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 21.8 x 31.5 cm

Lettering

Agoing! Agoing! R. Newton del. ; A.M.D. sc.

Creator/production credits

The artist who signs as AMD is said to be called MacDonald

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 12152, and in the Wellcome Library catalogue no. 11218i (etching by Rowlandson after Newton of which the present print is a copy in the reverse direction)

Lettering note

The patient holds a sheet with the words: "Prescriptions, bolus & blisters"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11219i

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  • English


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