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An obese physician pleased with the progress of his emaciated terminally ill patient. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1813?, after R. Newton.

  • Newton, Richard, 1777-1798.
Date
1813
Reference
11218i
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Description

The doctor says: "My dear sir you look this morning the picture of health. I have nay doubt at my next visit I shall find you intirely cured of all your earthly infirmitys". An example of antiphrasis: appearing to say one thing while meaning the opposite

Publication/Creation

[London] (111 Cheapside) : Thos. Tegg.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.6 x 35 cm

Lettering

A going! A going! R. Newton del. ; Rowlandson sc.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 12152

Lettering note

The patient holds a sheet with the words: "Prescriptions, bolus & blisters"
Bears number: 291

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11218i

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  • English


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