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An excellent example of the use of medical metaphor for political comment, this print depicts one of Gillray's favorite targets, Henry Addington, Prime Minister 1801-1804, bleeding John Bull (Great Britain). Addington, the son of a physician, was…
Gillray, true to the form of caricature, exaggerates the size of the woman's features and the knife she uses to rid herself of corns.
Gillray powerfully illustrates the pain and suffering caused by gout, a common ailment of his time.
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