A Cure for the Gout

Dublin Core

Title

A Cure for the Gout

Subject

Gout
Doyle, John, 1797-1868
Lithographs
Caricatures
Political cartoons
Satires (document genre)

Description

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 declares, "Here-take my crutch and off with these flannels!- I have no further use for them (at present). Then order the carriage-I must away to town immediately!!" His servant responds, "The letter seems to have completely cured my Lord's gout, which he has had so badly which he has had ever since the opening of Parliament- I'd lay a wager there is a change in the Ministry!!

Abstract

Satire using gout as a metaphor for politics, by John Doyle

Creator

Doyle, John, 1797-1868

Publisher

C. Matte

Date Created

1830, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Satiric Prints Collection (uncataloged, framed)

Format

image

Extent

1 lithograph

Medium

lithography

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002798

Provenance

Boston Medical Library

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002798_ref.jpg

Citation

Doyle, John, 1797-1868, “A Cure for the Gout,” OnView, accessed May 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12988.