A maid bringing medicine and soup to her master who has a cold. Lithograph, 1857, after W.H. Simmons after J. Collinson.

  • Collinson, James, 1825-1881.
1 August 1857
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The master's fishing equipment and a copy of Izaak Walton's "Complete [sic] angler" are on a table. On the wall is a barometer indicating "Stormy". The maid carrying a tray with soup and a medicine bottle knocks on the door. The medicine bottle is inscribed "To be take[n] at bedtim[e] Mr Gudge". The implication is that the master of the house has caught a cold while fishing, and perhaps that the maid is good for him to "take" in the bedroom


[New York?] : Williams, Stevens, Williams, & Co.; London (96 Gracechurch St.) : Lloyd Brothers & Co., 1 August 1857.

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image, oval 32.5 x 26.8 cm


Good for a cold. Painted by J. Collinson. ... Engraved by W.H. Simmons. Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1857 by Williams, Stevens, Williams, & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Wellcome Collection 23337i



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