The company of undertakers [graphic].

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
Publish'd by W. Hogarth
March the 3d, 1736
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 260 x 180 mm, on sheet 302 x 227 mm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
"Price six pence."
Title from British Museum catalogue: A consultation of physicians.
Caption below image begins: "Beareth sable, an urinal proper, between 12 quack-heads of the second & 12 caneheads or consultant ..."
Sotheby's sale, Hogarth's works, Nov. 21, 1955, (F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 2150, to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-62. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984.
Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; plate mark 260 x 179 mm., on sheet 266 x 186 mm.
Abstract:
A mock coat-of-arms for physicians with fifteen heads of doctors, three of whom, in the top row, are identified as John Taylor, Sarah Mapp, and Joshua Ward; three in the lower centre peer at liquid in a glass phial, the one to left using a pince-nez. The whole is contained within a black border or hatchment supported by cross-bones. The text on the scroll at the bottom of the design: "Et plurima mortis imago."
Variant Titles:
A consultation of physicians.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Escutcheons (Heraldry)
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Mapp, Sarah
Medical equipment & supplies
Perrin
Physicians
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Staffs (Sticks)
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Taylor, John, 1703-1772
Ward, Joshua, 1685-1761
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1735
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1735
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1735
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby 62 Box 100
Orbis Record:
9897513
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22194
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030511
PID:
digcoll:2808257