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

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


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

References note

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


Wellcome Library no. 18068i



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