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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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[1745]

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view 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.
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Credit: 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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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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

Lettering

Marriage-a-la-mode, (plate III). invented painted & published by Wm Hogarth. engraved by B. Baron. according to act of parliament April 1st 1745.

Publication/Creation

[London] : Wm Hogarth, [1745]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 35 x 44.4 cm.

Publications note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38353i

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