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A juror protesting that the subject of a coroner's inquest is alive; showing the danger of blind faith in doctors. Coloured aquatint by F, 1826.

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1826
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10770i
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The room contains a picture of an ox above the fireplace indicating that it is a farmhouse. The subject of the inquest in his hobnailed boots is the farmer. The jury are made up of characterful country folk; the member protesting appears to be a barber

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : Thos. McLean, 1826.

Physical description

1 print : aquatint, with watercolour

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A coroners inquest. Juror- "The man's alive sir for he has open'd one eye." Coroner- "Sir, the doctor declar'd him dead since & he must remain dead sir, so I shall proceed with the inquest." F. delt.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. X, London 1952, no. 15361

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10770i

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