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John Glaisyer a Quaker anointing a dog with burning vitriol oil; implying a satirical attack on the Quaker movement. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1806.

  • Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830.
Date
September 1806
Reference
12200i
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Description

Glaisyer is in the yard of an apothecary's shop, indicating his profession. He says to the dog: "Come here poor dog! Thee shalt not say I called thee names, or beat thee, for that would be cruel!! but I will annoint thee with oil, and moisten thy sides with my pure linnement." A woman in a distant window calls out: "Ah Obadiah, that dreadfull whining cant, to allure the poor animal, in order to inflict the most diabolical unheard of cruelty on him, shall not go unpunished."

Publication/Creation

[London] (50 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, September 1806.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

The last stage of cruelty, or a mercifull example of Quaerism at Brighton. Dedicated to the Society of Quakers - N.B. the side of the poor animal was entirely burned through the next day and his bowels actuall fell out on the ground.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 10637

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12200i

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