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A Dutch quack doctor out of his depth on a spirited horse; implying his medical limitations. Engraving.


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Three attendants try in vain to catch the horse which has broken loose from its training post in the riding arena; having lost control the quack doctor's hat and wig fly off as he is about to tumble to the ground

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching

Lettering

The high-german doctor teaching his horse the manege gallop, is in danger of breaking his neck. ...

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10934i

Lettering note

Lettering continues: three verses stating that the quack doctor should stick to "making pills and plasters" rather than over ambitiously attempting to "manage the great horse" of sophisticated medicine

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