'Gentle Emetic', print, engraving, United Kingdom, 1801-1831

Made:
1801-1831 in United Kingdom
maker:
James Gillray

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hand coloured caricature engraving "Gentle Emetic"/after Gillray (?Dublin issue of 1801) 25.5x19cm. to border

An emetic is a liquid treatment that is drunk to cause vomiting. The theory was that it would rid the body of the poisons that caused disease. It was a universal treatment for many conditions. In this print, the bowl is ready for when the man vomits and he has a cold compress applied to his head.

This print was etched by James Gillray (1757-1815), a British caricaturist. Gillray lived above a bookshop belonging to Hannah Humphrey (1778-1822), who printed this caricature in 1804 and many others by Gillray.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1980-366/2
Measurements:
frame: 28 mm x 295 mm x 39 mm, 1.73kg
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Edmunds, A.

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