A nurse carrying a bowl and candle-stick. Wood engraving by J. Orrin Smith after J. Kenny Meadows, 1840.
- Meadows, Joseph Kenny, 1790-1874.
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Behind her is a bottle marked "Brandy"
1 print : wood engraving
Wellcome Library no. 11738i
On the artist Joseph Kenny Meadows (1790-1874) see Eric de Maré, The Victorian woodblock illustrators, London 1980, pp. 70-73: "He was known as Iron Jack on account of his robust health which he attributed to his simple, undernourished childhood spent mostly in a lighthouse; no amount of alcohol could impair it and it carried him on to the age of eighty-four" (p. 70)