The dance of death: the undertaker and the physician. Coloured aquatint by T. Rowlandson, 1816.

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In the town square of an English town, a physician rides on his horse with Death as a skeleton riding behind him. Left, a man and a woman carrying coffins, the man carrying an adult's coffin and the woman carrying a child's coffin

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1 print : aquatint, with watercolour ; image 12.3 x 21.1 cm

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The doctor's sick'ning toil to close, "Recipe coffin," is the dose.

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The dance of death: the undertaker and the physician. Coloured aquatint by T. Rowlandson, 1816.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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