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Two ladies and a man in a turban discussing 'Nigog's magic pillules'. Pen drawing, ca. 1918.

Date
1918
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Description

A large ball in the centre of the room is labelled: "Nigog's magic pillues". Presumably a comment on the short-lived Canadian art journal Le nigog, which was published in Montreal in 1918. The word nigog is a Canadian indigenous term meaning a harpoon for hunting salmon

Publication/Creation

1918

Physical description

1 drawing : pen and ink, with grey wash ; border 21 x 26 cm

Lettering

First lady - "What! That one too!" ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11862i

Lettering note

Lettering continues: 'Second ditto - "Yes, that'll make the third he will have swallowed since we have tarried here." Patient. "Peace! Be quiet! I'm busy! - I'm but a weak & weary Nabob who, giving way to unrestrained appetite, has got into a pickle - before I sup the box has to be cleared - these pills are greater than a sovereign remedy 'gainst all the ills that our dyspeptic flesh is heir to - "For, 'sings the poet' they're worth a guinea a box."'

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