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A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Etching by W. Hogarth, 1736, after himself.

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
3 March 1736

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The three named quacks occupy the top of the shield, twelve other 'doctors' are situated in the lower half; most of them have gold canes held up to their noses, one is dipping his finger into a urinal while another holds it. Two pairs of crossed human thigh bones are below the shield

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The company of undertakers. Et plurima mortis imago.[on a banderole]

Publication/Creation

[London] : W. Hogarth, 3 March 1736.

Edition

State II [retouched].

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 26.2 x 17.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 544395i

Language

  • English


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A shield containing a group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. Etching by W. Hogarth, 1736, after himself. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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