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A physician by his patient's death-bed; represented with a skeletal death figure at the window and an undertaker's assistant arriving with a coffin. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1813?, after R. Newton.

  • Newton, Richard, 1777-1798.
Date
1813
Reference
11215i
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Below the physician is the caption: "I purge I bleed I sweat em, then if they die I lets em", an epigram on the Quaker Dr. Lettsom

Publication/Creation

[London] (111 Cheapside) : Thos. Tegg.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.5 x 34.8 cm

Lettering

Giving up the ghost or one too many. R. Newton del. ; Rowlandson scul.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 12153

Lettering note

Bears number: 292

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11215i

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  • English


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