[London] Pub. Decr. 31, 1788 by S. Fores N. 3 Piccadilly 
1 print on laid paper : etching, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.9 x 35 cm, on sheet 26 x 40 cm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 6, no. 7394 Rowlandson the caricaturist / by Joseph Grego. London, Chatto and Windus, 1880, v. i. p. 233
Possibly by Rowlandson. See George. Temporary local subject terms: Francis Willis, 1718-1807 -- Allusion to regency crisis -- Blue and buff. Old Print Shop; Oct. 1959; Acquisitions no.: 959-10-1-15.
"Half length portraits of Dr. Willis and Sheridan in close proximity, repeated twice, the doctor being on the extreme left and right, the two Sheridans in the middle. One couple (left) is inscribed 'Sunday', the other (right) 'Saturday'. The doctor in both cases answers a question in a label which projects into the design from an unseen inquirer: 'Doctor, how is your Patient to Day'. On the left he answers with a contented expression: "Better thank God"; his neighbour angrily shouts "Damnation". On the right he has an expression of melancholy anxiety, the head of his cane held to his lip; he answers: "Rather worse - Sir - ". Sheridan, with a satisfied and cunning smile, says, "Ha - ha - rare news"."--British Museum online catalogue.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker] Fores, S. W. [Publisher] Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Artist]
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1788 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788 Periodical illustrations -- 1788 Portrait prints -- England -- London -- 1788 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788 Watermarks (Paper)
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