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Two medicine vendors, their wives, cats and dogs arguing about the merits of their antiscorbutic pills. Etching by J. Bretherton after H.W. Bunbury, 1774.

  • Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811.
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2d. January 1774
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46577i
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[London] : Publish'd by Bretherton, 2d. January 1774.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 23.8 x 30.2 cm

Lettering

Mutual accusation. When once you've told & cant recall a lye Boldly persist in't or your fame will die. Learn this ye wives, with unrelenting claws Or right or wrong, assert your husband's cause. Mr Bunbury del. Js. Bretherton f.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1935, vol. 5, no. 5279

Lettering note

Shop sign to left reads: "Dr Walker's veritable antiscorbutic pills. Beware of impostors.". Shop sign to right reads: "True antiscorbutic pills.". Coat of arms above centre shows two ducks, motto below reads "Quack quack quack"

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Wellcome Library no. 46577i

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