In the cabinet of the quack doctor, the viscount Squanderfield holds out a small pill-box as a young girl dabs her face with a handkerchief. Engraving by B. Baron after W. Hogarth, 1745.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
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The pill-box probably contains "cures" for venereal disease. The larger machine is for straightening a dislocated limb while the smaller one simply draws a cork from a bottle. The doctor polishes his spectacles beside a human skull with perforations on the frontal bone. In a cupboard hangs a human skeleon entwined with a life-size anatomical figure. Over this hangs a glass urinal and a brass shaving dish. There is also an enormous bone and, hanging from the ceiling, is a dried or stuffed crocodile (see ICV 49817). To the right is an apothecaries' show case containing earthenware
Marriage-a-la-mode, (plate III). invented painted & published by Wm Hogarth. engraved by B. Baron. according to act of parliament April 1st 1745.
[London] : Wm Hogarth, 
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 35 x 44.4 cm.
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition, no. 160
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1877, vol. 3, no. 2717
Wellcome Library no. 38353i
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