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A man consuming many antidotes to the plague during the Great Plague of London. Etching by J. Franklin, 1841.

Franklin, J.
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1841

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"Blaize" is one of the characters in the novel Old St. Paul's by W.H. Ainsworth. Notices on the inside of the cupboard door are bills of mortality. On the table are a book inscribed "Kemp on the plague", a flask labelled "Aqua ipedemica", a jar inscribed "Balsam of sulphur", a pillbox marked "Rufus", and a handbill marked "Infallible remedy by Constantine Bhsdocanaceis". Blaize drinks from a bottle marked "Plague water", and has in his pocket a bottle labelled "Electuary". On the floor in the left foreground are a book marked "Simon Kelway on the pestilence" and a jug marked "Vinegar"

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Blaize tasting the plague medicines. Designed & engraved by J. Franklin.

Publication/Creation

London : Hugh Cunningham, 1841.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with aquatint ; image 13.1 x 9.9 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 6925i

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