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An anatomy lesson in an apothecary shop; represented by anthropomorphic participants. Engraving after Egbert von Heemskerck, ca. 1730-79


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Lettering

Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize; the master there displays his art, sagely discants on every part, and that with ears & eyes and nose, we hear, and see, and smell, he shows.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching ; platemark 28.4 x 24.9 cm

Notes

From a series of 8 prints by print publisher John Bowles; the design is a reverse view of an original by William Henry Toms after van Heemskerck from 1730 with a slightly altered verse; original verse began: 'Behold a Quack Physicians Hall, Adorn'd with Beasts like Butcher's Stall...'

Publications note

British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954, no.1861

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11641i

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  • English


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