The three best physicians, Dr. Diet, Dr. Merryman and Dr. Quit a hint to hippocondriacks. [graphic]
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- The three best physicians, Dr. Diet, Dr. Merryman and Dr. Quit a hint to hippocondriacks. [graphic]
- Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker
- Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1846, publisher.
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Pubd. by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside
"Bedroom scene: an invalid in a dressing-gown sits smiling in an arm-chair, while a fat yawning doctor, 'Quiet', puts a night-cap on his head. On the right 'Merryman', dressed as a zany or clown, with a gridiron painted on the back of his striped tunic, kicks Death towards the door (right), and presses his cap like an extinguisher against its grinning skull; he says: "Be Off! Be Off! you have no chance where Diet Merryman and Quiet practice!" Death answers: "Then my first job must be to quiet you and your partners will soon follow." Quiet: "Come now for a little quiet; Merrymans dose has opperated suficiently!" The patient holds a 'merrythought'. A fat cook, 'Diet', stands on the left inspecting a dish of bare chicken bones; he says, grinning broadly: "He'll do! Pick'd the bones clean! We shall beat the Charlotte Street Medical Board hollow!" A dinner-table, with an empty plate, a decanter of 'Madiera' and a loaf, is on the left, and behind it a large canopied bed. The chimneypiece (right), is covered with medicine-bottles. The floor is boarded. On it lie two piles of 'Carricatures', evidently the 'Caricature Magazine', on which the imprint is inscribed. There are also books lettered 'Jests'. A puff for Tegg's Magazine, cf. British Museum Satires No. 11976."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark on top edge.
Numbered "380" in upper right corner of design.
Temporary local subject terms: Bed curtains -- Doctors.
Temporary local Medical Library subject terms: Dr. Diet -- Dr. Merryman -- Dr. Quiet -- *Charlotte Street Medical Board -- Skeleton as Death -- Diet.
- 1 print : sheet 25 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- 813.00.00.02+ Impression 1
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1813
Etchings England London 1813
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
Eating & drinking
Eating & drinking
England > 1813
England > London > 1813
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