Breathing a vein [graphic].
- Breathing a vein [graphic].
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1804 January 28
- Copyright Date
- [28 January 1804]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "The patient sits on a stool, averting his head from the surgeon who supports his left. arm, from which the blood spurts into a bowl. The operator wears spurred top-boots, and has a bucolic appearance suggesting a veterinary surgeon. The patient wears a nightcap and buttoned waistcoat over his shirt."--British Museum online catalogue.
One of a set of Gillray prints of medical conditions that were apparent studies in facial expression.
Printmaker identified as Gillray and artist questionably identified as Sneyd in the British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching with engraving on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 26.2 x 20.0 cm, on sheet 33 x 23 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 11
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10306, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 483, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 271
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