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A London dentist extracting a tooth from a woman's mouth; her female companion and the dentist's black servant-boy (slave) are present. Coloured mezzotint after Robert Dighton, ca. 1784.

Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814.
Date
[1784?]

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view A London dentist extracting a tooth from a woman's mouth; her female companion and the dentist's black servant-boy (slave) are present. Coloured mezzotint after Robert Dighton, ca. 1784.
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Credit: A London dentist extracting a tooth from a woman's mouth; her female companion and the dentist's black servant-boy (slave) are present. Coloured mezzotint after Robert Dighton, ca. 1784. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

The patient and her companion wear outdoor clothes, suggesting that the well-furnished room in which the scene is set is the dentist's. His servant (slave) holds a case of instruments

Lettering

The London dentist. R. Dighton del.

Publication/Creation

London (69 St. Pauls Church Yard) : Printed for and sold by Carington Bowles, [1784?]

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint, with gouache and watercolour ; platemark 35.4 x 25.4 cm

Publications note

Dennis Rose, Life, times, and recorded works of Robert Dighton (1752-1814): actor, artist, and printseller and three of his artist sons portrayers of Georgian pageantry and wit, [S.l.]: D. Rose, 1981, p. 33 and p. 60 (watercolour)

David Padfield, A view of Dightons: the Dighton family, their times, caricatures and portraits, London 2007, p. 82 (watercolour, 1795; mezzotint not found)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 583664i

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  • English


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