The cow-pock, or, The wonderful effects of the new inoculation! [graphic] / Js. Gillray del. & ft.
- The cow-pock, or, The wonderful effects of the new inoculation! [graphic] / Js. Gillray del. & ft.
- Alternative Title
- Wonderful effects of the new inoculation
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1802 June 12
- Copyright Date
- [12 June 1802]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "A scene in a vaccine institution; poor patients crowd in through a doorway on the left; in the room are those whose treatment has had dire consequences. A comely and frightened young woman sits in an armchair in the centre, the doctor (Jenner, a good portrait, see BMSat 9925) holds her right arm and gashes it with his knife, while a deformed and ragged boy holds up a bucket of 'Vaccine Pock hot from ye Cow'. A charity-schoolboy's oval badge on his sleeve is inscribed 'St Pancras'; from his coat pocket projects a pamphlet: 'Benefits of the Vaccine Process'. From the patients miniature cows sprout or leap. A pregnant woman (right) stands in profile to the right, a cow issues from her mouth, another from below her ragged petticoat. A man dressed as a butcher registers despair at the horns which sprout from his forehead. A labourer with a pitchfork sees a cow bursting from a swelling on his arm while another breaks through his breeches; cows struggle through huge swellings on nose, ear, and cheek. Another patient has only reached the stage of large carbuncles on forehead and chin. The doctor's medicine-chest and a close-stool stand on the left. On the chest are bottles, a syringe, &c, and a tub of 'Opening Mixture'. This a haughty assistant ladles contemptuously into the mouths of the patients as they crowd into the room. On the wall is a picture: a crowd of kneeling worshippers pay homage to the statue of the golden calf. The scene combines fantasy and realism."--British Museum online catalogue.
Text following title: Vide, the publications of [the] Anti-Vaccine Society.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching with aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.0 x 35.3 cm, on sheet 28.4 x 38.6 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 10
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 9924, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 519, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 289
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