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Fever, represented as a frenzied beast, stands racked in the centre of a room, while a blue monster, representing ague, ensnares his victim by the fireside; a doctor writes prescriptions to the right. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson after J. Dunthorne, 1788.

Dunthorne, James, active 1780-1792.
Date
29 March 1788
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Publication/Creation

[London] (50, Poland St.) : T. Rowlandson, 29 March 1788.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 41.6 x 56.1 cm

Lettering

Ague & fever. "And feel by turns the bitter change of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce". Milton. Designed by James Dunthorne. Etched by T. Rowlandson

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VI, London 1938, no. 7448

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18068i

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  • English


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