Dropsy Courting Consumption

Dublin Core

Title

Dropsy Courting Consumption

Subject

Etchings (prints)
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Caricatures
Edema
Tuberculosis
Personification

Description

Dropsy, the stout man, is shown courting consumption, the withered woman. Rowlandson contrasts these 19th century figures to the statue of the classical Hercules.

Abstract

Personification of Dropsy wooing a personification of Consumption, by Thomas Rowlandson

Creator

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827

Publisher

Thomas Tegg

Date Created

1810

Rights

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Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. MMC 017 (07:06)

References

Available online through HOLLIS here.

Format

image

Extent

1 etching

Medium

etching (printing process) on paper; hand coloring on paper; watercolor on paper

Language

English

Provenance

From the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. Gift of the Maine Medical Center to the Harvard Medical School, 1992

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/MMC017.jpg

Citation

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, “Dropsy Courting Consumption,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12991.