Cupping

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Cupping
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Theodore Lane
Cupping
London, G Humphrey June 1821
Etching
310 x 240 mm
Traces of old folds.
£125
One of a set of four caricatures with punning medical titles
A scene in a brigands cave, lit by hanging lamps. A handsome young hussar officer seated on a stool beside a rough table drinks, faced by two theatrical-looking Spanish ruffians, who toast him, looking over his head at a third man who raises a dagger to strike down the unsuspecting man. In the background is a second table, on which lean sleeping men, one of whom is about to be stabbed.
BM 14300