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A man suffering from attack by blue devils; representing depression or mental illness. Coloured etching R. Newton, 1795, after himself.

  • Newton, Richard, 1777-1798.
Date
10 February 1795
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11866i
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On a table next to the man is a book entitled: "Essay on the power of the imagination"

Publication/Creation

London (Oxford Street) : W. Holland, 10 February 1795.

Physical description

1 : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

The blue devils! Designed & etched by Rd. Newton.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VII, London 1942, no. 8745
Carolyn A. Day, Consumptive chic: a history of beauty, fashion, and disease, [London?] 2017, p. 20, fig. 2.4

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11866i

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