Cunicularii, or, The wise men of Godliman in consultation [graphic].

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Wm. Hogarth],
[December 1726]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper ; sheet 198 x 251 mm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State, date, and place of publication from Paulson.
According to Hogarth's early biographer John Nichols, the print was commissioned by a group of rival surgeons paying a guinea each.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Abstract:
A sparse interior where (G) Mary Toft lies on a curtained bed apparently in the throes of labour. She is attended by (E) her husband Joshua Toft and (F) his sister Margaret, acting as nurse. (D) Dr John Howard is receiving a dead rabbit from a butcher at the door. There are three other men in the room: (A) Nathaniel St André, (C) John Maubray or Cyriacus Ahlers, and (B) a third (Sir John Manningham or Samuel Molyneux) whose arm is thrust beneath Mary's skirts. Rabbits scamper across the floor; others lie dead; to the right is a chamber pot."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Wise men of Godliman in consultation
Topics:
Births.
Butchers.
Canopy beds.
Chamber pots.
Interiors.
Physicians.
Rabbits.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Howard, John,--fl. 1690-1720--Caricatures and cartoons.
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-126--Ownership.
Manningham, Richard,--Sir,--1690-1759--Caricatures and cartoons.
St. André, Nathanael,--1680-1776--Caricatures and cartoons.
Toft, Joshua,--fl. 1720-1726--Caricatures and cartoons.
Toft, Mary,--1703-1763--Caricatures and cartoons.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1726.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1726.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth
726.12.22.01
Folio 75 H67 800 v.1 (Oversize)
Hogarth 726.12.22.01 Box 100
Kinnaird 64K(d) Box 105
Orbis Record:
11642397
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr26096k
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 2, no. 1779
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 106
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 107
OID:
16193855
PID:
digcoll:4048205