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People reaching for alcoholic drink falling from a pile of barrels of liquor likened to the upas-tree; skeletons litter the ground. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, c. 1842.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Date
1842]

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Credit: People reaching for alcoholic drink falling from a pile of barrels of liquor likened to the upas-tree; skeletons litter the ground. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, c. 1842. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Alcohol is compared to the upas-tree, a poisonous tree allegedly fatal to approach, with sap that is used as arrow poison

Lettering

The upas tree. George Cruikshank invt et fecit

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1842]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and text 13.6 x 9.2 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26469i

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  • English


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