Dr. Sangrado Curing John Bull of Repletion

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Title

Dr. Sangrado Curing John Bull of Repletion

Subject

Phlebotomy
Gillray, James, 1756-1815
Etchings (prints)
Political cartoons
Caricatures
Great Britain--Politics and government

Description

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 known as "The Doctor." Gillray compares the effectiveness of Addington's policies to that of bleeding a patient. To the side stands the enemy, Napoleon, ready to benefit from a weakened Great Britain.

Abstract

Political cartoon drawing an analogy between the ineffectiveness of Prime Minister Henry Addington's politics and bloodletting, by James Gillray

Creator

Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Publisher

H. Humphrey

Date Created

1803

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

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

Satiric Prints Collection (SA.L01.06)

References

Available online through HOLLIS here.

Format

image

Extent

1 etching

Medium

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

Language

English

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library through the Mark David Altschule Fund for Prints and Graphics, 1985

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/SAL0106.jpg

Citation

Gillray, James, 1756-1815, “Dr. Sangrado Curing John Bull of Repletion,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12997.