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A self-indulgent man afflicted with gout: the pain is represented by a demon burning his foot. Coloured lithograph by G. Cruikshank, 1818, after Captain Hehl.

  • Hehl, Simon, Captain.
Date
[9 April 1818]
Reference
10506i
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Description

While the man gorges himself on rich food and drink, a picture on the wall of Vesuvius erupting symbolises the imminent contraction of gout

Publication/Creation

[London (Piccadilly)] : [S.W. Fores], [9 April 1818]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 20.9 x 32.8 cm

Lettering

Introduction of the gout. G.C. fect.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 13117

Lettering note

Impression catalogued has artist statement trimmed from print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10506i

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  • English


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