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The anatomist

The anatomist

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Title:
The anatomist
Description:
It may be assumed that Dr. Sawbones has secured a new subject ; but whether an admirer of the anatomist's lady has had himself conveyed into her presence by simulating death, or changing places with the 'subject,' does not appear. However, the critical situation of the lively gentleman on trestles does not seem conducive to a tranquil frame of mind ; the operator is deliberately getting out his saws, knives, scissors, and other repellent anatomical instruments in a business-like spirit, for he has, according to an announcement, to deliver A Course of Anatomical Lectures, accompanied with Dissections, and he is in want of a subject for demonstration. The lady, filled with the direst apprehensions, is trying to impress on the anatomist the remarkable and unusual fact that the dead man has returned to life.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Name on Item:
Rowlandson Del
Date:
March 12, 1811
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Caricatures
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
Series:
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5
Subjects:
Physicians
Surprise
Extent:
1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 39 x 26 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
No. 111 Cheapside : Tho's Tegg
Notes (acquisition):
The Albert H. Wiggin Collection, 1941
Notes (date):
Date from catalogue raisonné.
Notes (citation):
Grego, Joseph. "Rowlandson the caricaturist; a selection from his works with anecdotal descriptions of his famous caricatures, in two volumes." London: Chatto and Windus, 1880
Notes:
Title from item.
Grego, II, p. 115, 202
On item: 60
Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5," the fifth volume in a set of five published under this title by Thomas Tegg. The five volumes contained 251 prints in all.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_03_000542
Barcode:
36666003263148