Satiric Prints Collection

Items in the Satiric Prints Collection Collection

Even in the first years of its popularity during the early nineteenth century, phrenology was a source of amusement to many and became a target for a number of satiric artists of the day, such as George Cruikshank, the "Phiz" illustrator of Charles…

In this political commentary, Doyle uses gout as a metaphor for the discomfort of the political party that has long been out of favor. When Lord Holland discovers that his party, the Whigs, have been returned to power his gout is cured. Lord Holland…

In this satire Doyle depicts the Duke of Gloucester with a case of indigestion. The Duke is apparently unaware that of his discomfort is caused by his host's insults at dinner as the doctor states, "Something in the Chancellor's dinner has certainly…

Rowlandson comments on dentistry in this work, suggesting that treatment in the days before anesthesia was as painful as the ailment.

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