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A man with gout seated at a table drinking with a parson and a woman. Coloured etching.

Date
5 April 1810
Reference
10639i
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Description

The three characters are drinking from a bottle labelled "Sham-pain". The parson, whose wig is slightly amiss, has a sheaf of paper hanging from his coat entitled "Sermons on Temperance & Sobriety". A pipe and snuff box are on the table next to the alcohol.

Publication/Creation

[London] (5 Stangate Lambeth) : W. Heath, 5 April 1810.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 25 x 35 cm

Lettering

Palatable. Physic. ...

Publications note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10639i

Lettering note

The dialogue of the parson, the woman and the gouty man respectively is captioned as follows: "This good appetite gives" "Cures the vapours also" "Will it cure the cursed pain I have got in my toe"

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  • English


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