'The Doctor' print

Made:
1830-1874 in London
artist:
Alfred Crowquill
publisher:
S Knight
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'The Doctor' print
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Lithograph on India paper: Phlebotomists by A. Crowquill
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Lithograph on India paper: Phlebotomists by A. Crowquill. Published by S. Knight, London, n.d.

This caricature shows the different treatments on offer to the sick. The tools of the doctor, including amputation, blistering and blood letting are depicted by impish characters. One figure is wearing a bleeding bowl on his head. The last figures represent treatments including a pestle and mortar, and pills and liquids. The doctor watches over his tools and treatments from the sky. The title reads “Then comes the Doctor with his draughts and drenchings, His cataplasms and Phlebotomy”.

The print was drawn by ‘Alfred Crowquill’, the pseudonym of Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872), an English painter and illustrator.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-184
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 261 mm x 324 mm
type:
print
credit:
Grosvenor Prints