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A patient refusing the prescriptions of opposing doctors; referring to Russell's refusal to take any further part in electoral reform. Coloured lithograph by John Doyle, 1837.

Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
Date
12 December 1837

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Wakley offering a box labelled 'abolition of tithes' says: "Allow me strongly to recommend you to take three of these pills immediately"; Russell replies: "I tell you flatly I'll have none of your pills, I can't swallow them at present" and Peel comments: "Don't press him against his inclination - he don't know what is good for him". On the other side O'Connell pours from a flask of 'universal suffrage, vote by ballot, annual Parliament' exclaiming: "It is mighty uncivil of these fellows to press the gentleman so, when they see he is going to have my black draught"; beside him under a table of flasks is a box of 'repeal pills'

Lettering

The rival quacks, or Black draught versus Universal pills. HB

Publication/Creation

[London] (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 12 December 1837 ([London] : A. Ducôte's Lithogy.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; border 28 x 35.2 cm.

Publications note

Too late for the British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12248i

Language

  • English


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