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An English doctor instructs his English patient not to eat as he does. Coloured engraving by Louis-Franc̦ois Charon.

  • Charon, Louis-François, 1783-1831.
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16061i
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Description

They speak French with English accents and lapses in French grammar

Publication/Creation

Paris (Rue du Coq no. 15.) : Martinet.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; image 18.9 x 25.1 cm

Lettering

Le médecin et le malade où le gastronome égoïste et le gourmand à la diète ...

Creator/production credits

The address of Charon, the engraver, is in the bottom left-hand corner: Rue St. Jean de Beauvais, no. 26.

Lettering note

Lettering continues: Le docteur Disséqhomme [.] Lord Malingre. [The patient says] Voir diner beaucoup bien fort et ne pas mancher Godem!...chaimerai autant êttre dans le Tamise. [The doctor says] Faites ce que moi vous ordonne et non ce que che fait. [the paper held by the patient says:] Pour boisson tisane de pissenlit Bouillon pointu pour tout potage. [the sheet hanging out of the doctor's pocket reads:] Visites a faires. Lord Mounille Milady Sidney Sir Chiourme Miss Amel...[the sheet on the floor:] Liste des malades sans fortune
'Godem' is French slang for 'Englishman'

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16061i

Languages

  • French


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