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A couple of country folk consulting a decrepit doctor; a servant smiles menacingly in the doorway. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1809, after G.M. Woodward.

Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809.
1 February 1809

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The man followed by his anxious looking wife says: " Do you see doctor my dame and I become to ax your advice- we both of us eat well and drink well, and sleep well- and still we be somehow queerish." The doctor with his back to the fireplace (a bust of Galen is on the mantlepiece) replies: "You eat well- you drink well and you sleep well- very good.--- You was perfectly right in coming to me, for depend upon it I will give you something that shall do away all these things."


[London] (111 Cheapside) : Thos. Tegg, 1 February 1809.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.9 x 34.5 cm


A visit to the doctor. Woodward del. ; Rowlandson scul.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 11467


Wellcome Library no. 11060i

Lettering note

Bears number top left : 67



  • English

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