Title engraved below image. In lower left corner: Size of picture 3 ft. by 2 ft. 4 in. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. CtY-LW No. 3 in a series of 6 images, known as "The inspection." Copy of: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2717. Copy of: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 160. Copy of: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 230.
Consists of the "interior of a dispensary where the viscount has brought his child-mistress to visit M.de la Pillule whose remedy has not cured her venereal disease; a large, well-dressed woman (perhaps a procuress) looks angrily at the young man and opens a knife, while the quack polishes his glasses; the room contains numerous medical and scientific objects, including machines for straightening shoulders and for drawing corks, a dried crocodile, a narwhal's tusk, and two mummies."--British Museum online catalogue. After Hogarth's painting "The Inspection" in the National Gallery, London.
Children. Crocodiles. Medical equipment & supplies. Nobility. Physicians. Prostitutes. Quacks. Scientific equipment. Sexually transmitted diseases. Skeletons.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. John and Josiah Boydell (Firm), publisher.
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