A sailor with a bandaged eye consulting a dubious medical practioner. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1807?, after G.M. Woodward.

We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.

Description

The sailor says: "You must know doctor I have got a bit of a confusion on my larboard cheek from a chance shot, and as I dont think it of consequence enough for our ships surgeon, I bore down to you, after overhawling a long list of you cures - but I suppose from the messmate in the cabin there; you dont always make a return of the killed and wounded." The quack replies: "Sir, my rule of practice is this, there is pen, ink, and paper, - sign a certificate of your cure, and I'll take you in hand immediatly on paying down two guineas!"

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.6 x 35 cm

Work type

Lettering

The sailor and the quack doctor!! ... Woodward del. ; Cruikshank sp.

Production

Places

  • [London] (111 Cheapside)

Agents

  • T. Tegg

Dates

  • 1807?

Language

Using this Image

License information

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Credit

A sailor with a bandaged eye consulting a dubious medical practioner. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1807?, after G.M. Woodward.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Download

Credit: Wellcome Collection

Free to use with attribution

CC BY

Share