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Christ cures the paralytic at the therapeutic pool of Bethesda. Engraving by S.F. Ravenet and V.M. Picot, 1772, after W. Hogarth.

  • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
Feb.y 24th 1772
Reference
23500i
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Description

The angel flies above the colonnades, disturbing the waters. The man on the right holds a hand on his distended stomach. Other sick people including hunchbacks and men with slings gather around the pool. At foot, a vignette showing a sick man being brought on a stretcher to Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, London, where he is received by a friar with a rosary (representing the mediaeval origins of the hospital?)

Publication/Creation

London (Cheapside) : John Boydell, Feb.y 24th 1772.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 41.2 x 54.2 cm, upper platemark 42.2 x 57 cm, lower platemark 5.9 x 56.8 cm

Lettering

The pool of Bethesda. Engraved from the original picture painted by William Hogarth esq. on the stair case in St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Will.m Hogarth pinxit. Ravenet & Picot sculpserunt. St. John chap. V. Size of the picture 13f 8i by 20f 3i in length

Lettering note

Bears number: Vol. II. No. 57

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23500i

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