The Tower Hill Esculapius [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London
publish'd as the Act directs, 25 Sepr. 1782
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & engraving ; plate mark 177 x 279 mm., on sheet 26 x 40 cm.
Notes:
Title from item.
Artist from George.
Numbered "11" in plate.
Probably an earlier version of no. 6757 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6.
Abstract:
With the Tower of London visible in the background, a quack doctor on a platform holds up a bottle of medicine before a small crowd of city folk, as his assistant passes out handbills. Among the crowd is a carter with his whip, a chimney sweep's boy, and an obese woman. On the platform behind the doctor are several invalids, including a man with a crutch. A sign attached to the platform reads "Doctor Van Cheatall."
Associated Names:
Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814 [Artist]
Topics:
City & town life -- England -- London -- 18th century
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Crowds
Patent medicines
Quacks -- England -- London -- 18th century
Sick persons
Tower of London (London, England)
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1782
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.09.25.02
Orbis Record:
6831364
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05054
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10724652
PID:
digcoll:552459