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An ill creature with a human head and long tail is seated in a chair being treated by two nurses; representing a case in contemporary British or Irish politics. Coloured lithograph, 1835.

Date
1 December 1835
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Description

The creature says: "Ah! oh! ah! gently gently I can't bear much handling of it.", its extremely long tail is inscribed: "Carlow". Two small human heads are nestling in the stomach of the creature

Publication/Creation

[London] (26 Haymarket) : Thos. McLean, 1 December 1835 ([London] : A. Ducôte's Lithogy.)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; border 25.5 x 34.8 cm

Lettering

A rheumatic joint in the tail.

Notes

On verso record number 12246i

Publications note

Too late for the British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12245i

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  • English



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