A German itinerant medicine vendor on horseback selling his wares. Engraving by I. Helman, 1777, after J. Bertaux, 1776.
- Bertaux, Jacques, 1745-1818.
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The medicine vendor, left, has stopped outside a shop bearing as its shop-sign two pewter bowls (one of them a barber's bowl) and the inscription "La coupelle. Pour la" ("The Assay-house. For ..."): the inscription may be a comment on the medicines being offered for sale. The vendor has vials of medicines in his saddlepack. He wears a tall striped hat and a fur-lined cloak suggesting eastern origin (Saxony or Poland). Left foreground, a soldier beats a drumroll to accompany the vendor's sales-talk
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