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A doctor, straddled by a skeleton, holds a full purse in his hands; signifying that he lives well off others' deaths. Coloured engraving.

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Description

Two pall-bearers are walking in the bottom right-hand corner. The skeleton holds a document saying "ordonance", signifying the doctor's collusion with the call of death. The doctor may either have a large collar or large, devilish (or donkeyish) ears (compare Wellcome Library no. 16059i where the ears are coloured pink).

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; image 30.9 x 20.5 cm

Lettering

On medicin, allant soigner ses malades

Lettering note

The purse of gold says "100. Guinaix"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16058i

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  • French


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