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A chariot bearing Aesculapius rides above suffering humanity: representing pathology. Etching by J. Chapman, 1823, after A.D. Macquin.

M'Quin, A. D. 1756-1823.
Date
August 1823

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Description

A Greek temple can be seen through the clouds. An angel sprinkes garlands over the head of Aesculapius, god of medicine. Two centaurs pull the chariot. A figure with a bow and arrow stands on the right and aims at an already wounded dragon, which is breathing fire upon a plant which grows from a rock. In the bottom right-hand corner, people walk with crutches and lie sick; a winged skeleton chases a demon in the hybrid form of a horse and fish

Publication/Creation

London : [G. Jones], August 1823.

Physical description

1 print : etching with stipple engraving ; image 23.8 x 17.7 cm

Lettering

Pathology. A.D.M. del. J. Chapman. Engraved for the Encyclopaedia londinensis, Augt. 1823

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25682i

Language

  • English



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