Three London scenes: a man being cajoled by two prostitutes, a young man being accosted by two debt-collectors, and a physician attending a patient. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank after J. Sheringham, 1821.
- Sheringham, John, Lieutenant.
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In the left scene, the man stands outside a tavern with its fascia lettered "Cordials & compounds" and "Hodg[son's] best", i.e. ale brewed by George Hodgson (and subsequently Mark and Frederick Hodgson) at the Bow Brewery in London: the brewery was rebuilt and enlarged in 1821. The prostitute on the left holds his wallet concealed in her muff while the one on the right tries to steal his fobwatch. A burning gas light on the left indicates night. In the right scene, the moribund patient wearing a nightgown and nightcap sits in an armchair on casters next to the bed, while the physician (a thin elderly bald man in a black suit) looks at him intently from the next chair, and an old nurse stands nearby; medicine bottles on the mantlepiece behind