A French itinerant medicine vendor on stage selling his wares. Engraving by I. Helman, 1777, and etching by A.J. Duclos after J. Bertaux, 1776.
- Bertaux, Jacques, 1745-1818.
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The medicine vendors have set up their stage on the corner of a street marked by a sign as Quay de l'Ecole: does this refer to the Ecole de Dessin, Lille, where the dedicatee of the print was professor? Or an Ecole de Médecine, as a comment on the medicine-vendors? Left, across the street, a large building with a portico and pediment
The medicine vendors' banner contains lettering "Par permission de Mr. le Lieutenant G[énéra]l de Police" and a painting of the medicine vendor healing the leg of a gentleman or nobleman
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