'The Medical Student', sheet music cover, lithograph, England, 1875-1885

Made:
1875-1885 in England
maker:
John Brandard
Copy photograph. Lithograph: The Medical Student Lithograph, col: The Medical Student, written by Albert Smith [c1880]. Vignette caricature [by Brandard?] of  young man

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Copy photograph. Lithograph: The Medical Student
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Lithograph, col: The Medical Student, written by Albert Smith [c1880]. Vignette caricature [by Brandard?] of young man
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lithograph, col.: The Medical Student, written by Albert Smith [c1880]. Vignette caricature [by Brandard?] of young man with hat at rakish angle, check trousers, smoking cheroot, huge ale tankard among bones and Quain's Anatomy; for sheet music cover, trimmed, 33x23cm.

This comic song, by the surgeon and satirical author Albert Smith (1816-60), was a comment on the appearance and behaviour of the typical medical student. Smith describes such a student as a wild animal, an irresponsible member of society who drinks and smokes too much. The medical student (who was always male at this time) is, however, a fashionable dresser.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1997-383
type:
print and lithograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • planographic print
credit:
Grosvenor Prints