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Five surgeons participating in the amputation of a man's leg while another oversees them. Coloured aquatint by T. Rowlandson, 1793.

  • Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Date:
17 October 1793
Reference:
11636i
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Description

Above the door a notice reads: "The surgery"; skeletons litter the place; on the wall is a "list of examined and approved surgeons" containing 24 names

Publication/Creation

[London] (3 Piccadilly, where may be had all Rowlandson's works) : S.W. Fores, 17 October 1793.

Physical description

1 print : aquatint and etching, with watercolour

Lettering

Amputation. T. Rowlandson 1793.

Notes

Published as one of a pair on 17 October 1793 with a reissue of the 1785 print "Botheration" by S. Alken after Rowlandson (BM Catalogue of ... satires, no. 8393), which represents barristers in a comparable group

References note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11636i

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  • English


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