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Edward Jenner and two colleagues seeing off three anti-vaccination opponents, the dead smallpox victims are littered at their feet. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1808.

  • Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?
Date
20 June 1808
Reference
11758i
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On the right, Jenner, accompanied by two colleagues, dismisses three variolators, who depart on the left with curses. The print contains dialogue and annotations (see British Museum catalogue)

Publication/Creation

[London] (Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, 20 June 1808.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

Vaccination against smallpox, or mercenary & merciless spreaders of death & devastation driven out of society! Cruikshank del.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 11093

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11758i

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in "Medicine Man" at Wellcome Collection, 7 October 2019 - 9 March 2020

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