Three despairing women, one of whom looks disapprovingly at three quack medicine vendors concocting a mixture; representing Britain's economic depletion and distress at the hands of her politicians. Etching by W. Heath, 1830.
- Heath, William, 1795-1840.
- 1 March 1830
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In the background is a crowd of revelling quacks, some of them proclaiming they can cure Britannia's ills, perhaps referring to the Opposition
State quacks - or the desperate condition of the wither'd sisters. "The house is full of quacks - jugglers and plagiaries" - L'Estrange."Thus were they plagu'd and worn with famine" - Milton.
1 March 1830.
1 print : etching ; image 18.4 x 23.2 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 16063
Wellcome Library no. 12228i
- Quacks and quackery.
- Flags |Great Britain.
- Great Britain.
- Peel, Robert, 1788-1850.
- Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
- Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838.
- Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863.
- Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868.
- Burdett, Francis, 1770-1844.
- Scarlett, James, Sir, 1769-1844.