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An apothecary riding a velocipede (bicycle) in the form of a pestle and mortar. Coloured etching, ca. 1819.

  • Heath, William, 1795-1840.
Date
1819
Reference
10953i
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Publication/Creation

1819

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

The doctors hobby.

Creator/production credits

An adaptation of a single scene in a collection of eight such scenes in a caricature attributed to William Heath, 'Every one his hobby plate 2d', 1819 (British Museum, Catalogue of satires, no. 13408, entry by Dorothy George ("a very thin apothecary, a medicine-bottle in his pocket, rides a mortar, using the pestle as a steering-rod"). The other scenes show different professions and types on velocipedes (Jew, sailor, alderman, dandy, Welshman, John Bull and Irishman). The present depiction is in reverse to that print: here the man is riding towards the viewer's left, where as in BM 13408 he is riding towards the right

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10953i

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  • English


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