A doctor, straddled by a skeleton, holds a full purse in his hands; signifying that he lives well off others' deaths. Coloured lithograph by G. Engelmann.
- Engelmann, G. 1788-1839.
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Two pall-bearers are walking in the bottom right-hand corner. The script in the skeleton's hand says "ordonnance", signifying the collusion of the doctor with the call of death. The doctor has large, pink ears (although in another version of this print, record number 16058, the 'ears' are grey, indicating either that they may be part of the suit or that they are asses' ears), which have a devilish quality
Un médecin allant soigner ses malades. Lith. par Engelmann
1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 30.8 x 21 cm
Wellcome Library no. 16059i