Tugging at a eye-tooth [graphic] / A.E. invt. ; G Cruikshank fect.
[London] Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's St., London Nov. 1, 1821
1 print : etching with stipple, hand-colored, on wove paper ; plate mark 224 x 274 mm, on sheet 250 x 300 mm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 10, no. 14311
Title from caption below image. The word "high" in title remains visible but was scored through and replaced with "eye". Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xvi.
"The dentist, short, fat, and bald, stands in back view on a low stool, his knees pressed against the chair, his left arm round the victim's neck; he tugs at an upper tooth. The thin elderly patient raises her left leg in agony, overturning the folding wash-stand on which the dentist's appliances are spread. These include a basin, cup (both spilling their contents), a double set of teeth, a hammer, and a stoppered jar which falls against a large pier-glass, starring it. Both are unaware of the accident, though a little dog barks from under the table. The glass reflects dentist and patient, showing the latter gripping the arm of the chair. There is a window (right), the lower part screened by a slatted green shade. Above this dangle teeth with large blood-stained roots. On a chest of drawers-bookcase are laid out sets of false teeth. The books are Warbler; Winter in London; Lock on the Gums; Miseries of Human Life [Beresford, see George No. 10815, &c]; Bible; Tales of the Devil; Tommy Two Shoes; Treatise on Tooth Powder & Brushes; Feast of Wit; Tales of Terror, and two big volumes of Frankensteiv [sic] [Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, published 1818]. The room is carpeted to the wall."--British Museum online catalogue.
Tugging at a high tooth
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878 [Printmaker] Humphrey, G. 1773?-1831? [Publisher]
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1821 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1821 Watermarks (Paper) -- J Whatman -- 1823
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