A broken leg, or, The carpenter the best surgeon [graphic].
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- A broken leg, or, The carpenter the best surgeon [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Carpenter the best surgeon
- Published / Created
- [2 February 1800]
- Publication Place
- Published 24th Feby. 1800, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London
A sailor sits on the ground outside a house from which a man (doctor) emerges to offer assistance. He has an amused look on his face as he holds his broken peg leg. One of his two companions puts up his hand to hold off the assistance of the doctor as his other companion beckons to a carpenter who carries a plank of wood and a saw in addition to his lunch pail. A woman stands at the window looking out on the scene, her finger to her nose and a slight smile on her face. A small dog walks along the road beside the approaching carpenter
Title engraved below image.
Plate numbered '240' in lower left corner.
From the Laurie & Whittle series of Drolls.
Other prints in the Laurie & Whittle Drolls series were executed by either Isaac Cruikshank or Richard Newton.
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
- 1 print : plate mark 19.8 x 24.7 cm, on sheet 23 x 30 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Etchings England London 1800
Engravings England London 1800
- etching & engraving ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Topic)
Carpenters > England
Physicians > British
Sailors > British
England > London > 1800
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