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.
- Jan.y 12 1791
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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
The Whitworth d-r
London (No. 50 Oxford St) : Wm. Holland, Jan.y 12 1791.
1 print : etching, with watercolour
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. 6, London 1938, no. 7987 (attributed to unidentified artist with initials H.W., p. xxxi)
Wellcome Library no. 540803i