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Three people drinking punch as a cure for (right to left) gout, colic, and phthisis. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1799.

Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
13 July 1799
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[London] (27, St. James's Street) : H. Humphrey, 13 July 1799.

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1 print : soft-ground etching, with watercolour ; border 25 x 33.3 cm


Punch cures the gout, the colic, and the 'tisick.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol.VII, London 1942, no.9449


Wellcome Library no. 10640i

Lettering note

The gouty man on the right has his feet bandaged, the woman with colic cliutches her abdomen, and the man on the left with phthisis (a wasting disease such as tuberculosis) is emaciated


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