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Doctor Humbug, an itinerant medicine vendor selling his wares from a stage with the aid of an assistant. Coloured etching, 1799.

Date
21 July 1799

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Description

Dr Humbug, standing on a stage (right) passes down a pill to a member of his audience (left). On the right of the stage is his zany holding a brass instrument

Lettering

The noted Doctor Humbug cures all disorders incident to the human body!

Publication/Creation

[London] (101 Strand) : R. Ackermann, 21 July 1799.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20883i

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Language

  • English


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