Taking Physick

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Taking Physick
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James Gillray

Taking Physick

London, H. Humphrey 6th. Feb. 1800


Original hand colouring

260 x 200 mm


An unshaven man, wearing only nightcap, shirt, breeches, and slippers, stands by the fireside grimacing with disgust, a medicine-bottle in one hand, full cup in the other. A dying fire, bare boards, and medicine-bottles on the chimney-piece add to the impression of discomfort. One of a set, all with the same imprint. All are studies in facial expression, and all appear in Humphrey's shop-window in BM11100 B M 9584

From the collection of Dr. C.S. Warren, Descendant of Dr. Joseph Warren of Bunker Hill fame.