A Going ! A Going !!

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A Going ! A Going !!
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Thomas Rowlandson after Richard Newton

A Going ! A Going !!

London, T. Tegg ca. 1810

Etching

Original hand colouring

240 x 330 mm

Trimmed to border.

£280

A doctor (left), grotesquely obese, stands in profile regarding with a satisfied smile his dead or dying patient, who leans back in an arm-chair with closed eyes. The patient, old and emaciated, wears night-cap and dressing-gown over breeches and stockings. Behind him are the curtains of his bed (right). At his side is a round table with a bowl, medicine-bottle, and a paper: 'Prescriptions, Bolus, Blisters'. On the ledge of a casement window is a close array of medicine-bottles. The doctor says: "My Dear Sir you look this Morning the Picture of health I have no doubt at my next visit I shall find you intirely cured of all your earthly infirmitys." He wears old-fashioned dress, with tricorne hat and gold-headed cane. A fat woman stands in the doorway (left), her hands clasped. BM 12152