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A surgeon letting blood from Thomas Thurlow, Bishop of Durham, but leaving his patient in order to attend to a sick horse. Coloured etching by H.W., 1791.

W. H.
Date
Jan.y 12 1791

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Credit: A surgeon letting blood from Thomas Thurlow, Bishop of Durham, but leaving his patient in order to attend to a sick horse. Coloured etching by H.W., 1791. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

Thurlow, Lord Bishop of Durham, sits, right, with blood pouring from his arm. The surgeon who has started to let blood from him, John Taylor, walks away from the bishop towards a horse, outside the door, which has a spavin (disease of the hock). In the background a framed print of Durham Cathedral. On the floor, a dropped and broken bleeding bowl, and a lancet

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Lettering

The Whitworth d-r

Publication/Creation

London (No. 50 Oxford St) : Wm. Holland, Jan.y 12 1791.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. 6, London 1938, no. 7987 (attributed to unidentified artist with initials H.W., p. xxxi)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 540803i

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  • English


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