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Collection Number: HC0007

Collection Title: Verne E. Chaney Collection of Medical Caricatures, circa 1634-1908

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 47 items)
Abstract Verne E. Chaney established Thomas Dooley Foundation and Intermed Inc., which became Intermed International in 2000. He trained as a general surgeon and later a thoracic surgeon at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. This collection contains 47 prints, most of which are 19th century English and French medical caricatures. One item appears to be Dutch. Eight items were printed in the publication Vanity Fair. These items depict Sir James Paget, Dr. Samuel Wilks, Rudolf Virchow, Mark Twain, Louis Pasteur, and Horace Greeley. Four items from Albert Chereau depict Edward Jenner and Abroise Pare. Artists and publishers include, but are not limited to: Thomas Rowlandson, James Gillray, Isaac Cruikshank, George Cruikshank, C. J. Grant, M. Edgerton, Henry Heath, Henry Pyall, Henry William Bunbury, Frederick Daniel Hardy, Hannah Humphrey, Thomas Tegg, Sir Leslie Matthew Ward, Thomas Nast, Theobald Chartran, Pierre Langlume, Albert Chereau, Edouard Bisson. Some items might be in the style of an artist listed, but not actually by that artist.
Creator Chaney, Verne E. (Verne Edward), 1923-
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Verne E. Chaney Collection of Medical Caricatures #HC0007, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Dr. Verne E. Chaney, 2000.
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Verne E. Chaney was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Military Institute, his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his Masters degree in International Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He trained as a general surgeon and later a thoracic surgeon at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. During the Korean War he served as a battalion surgeon, and was himself wounded while caring for one of his injured paramedics; he became one of highest decorated doctors of that war. Dr. Chaney was the first director and chief surgeon of Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti and later worked as a volunteer surgeon with Dr. Thomas Dooley in Cambodia and Vietnam. In 1961, Chaney, together with the late Dooley’s family and colleagues, founded The Thomas Dooley Foundation, pioneering community-based rural health programs in Laos, Nepal, India, Vietnam and Cambodia. In 1976 he established Intermed Inc. in Geneva, Switzerland as the international branch of the Foundation. In 2000, the agency became officially registered as Intermed International. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Laos’s highest civilian award, the Order of a Million Elephants and the White Parasol; the 1993 Distinguished Service Award; and an Honorary Doctorate of Science, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2009, Dr. Chaney was the first recipient to receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Humanitarian Award from the Explorers Club in New York City.

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This collection contains 47 prints, most of which are 19th century English and French medical caricatures. One item appears to be Dutch. Eight items were printed in the publication Vanity Fair. These items depict Sir James Paget, Dr. Samuel Wilks, Rudolf Virchow, Mark Twain, Louis Pasteur, and Horace Greeley. Four items from Albert Chereau depict Edward Jenner and Abroise Pare. Artists and publishers include, but are not limited to: Thomas Rowlandson, James Gillray, Isaac Cruikshank, George Cruikshank, C. J. Grant, M. Edgerton, Henry Heath, Henry Pyall, Henry William Bunbury, Frederick Daniel Hardy, Hannah Humphrey, Thomas Tegg, Sir Leslie Matthew Ward, Thomas Nast, Theobald Chartran, Pierre Langlume, Albert Chereau, Edouard Bisson.

Some items might be in the style of an artist listed, but not actually by that artist.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. English Caricature, circa 1760-1863

28 items.

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6 items.
Item 10101

Doctor (Country Characters No. 8), 1799 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.1. Thomas Rowlandson, 1799-1814." 10101

Loose color tint: 9 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Description: Doctor sits complacently in chair with eyes closed taking patient's pulse, holding cane, hat, and gloves on knee. Disgruntled patient with scarf wrapped around head and tied under chin complains of medicines. On shelf above patient appear bottles of potions. Bowl labeled: "Water Gruel." Bottles labeled: "To be taken every 2 hours," "Composing Draught," "Purging Draught," "Gentle Emetick," "Strengthening Draught," and "Pills for the Stomach." Balloon above doctor's head: "Your Pulse is in a better state seven or Eight more Draughts will settle you" Balloon above patient's head: "Settle me! Egoles I believe I shall be settled if I go on in this manner--my Inside is like a Potticarys shop I long hugely for some beans & a lump of Bacon"

Attributions:

Bottom right on print: Pubd Sept 10 1799 by R Akerman Strand. Bottom left below print: Woodward Del. Bottom right below print: Etched by Rowlandson

Item 10102

The Quack Doctor's Prayer!!, 1801 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.1. Thomas Rowlandson, 1799-1814." 10102

Color print with tint: 17" x 9 3/4"

Description: Doctor dressed in frilly ruff, black suit, buckles on shoes, white curls; kneels before case labeled "Patent Medicines" with picture of duck and "Quack Quack Quack" written below duck; chandelier and curtain with tassel suggesting show on stage. Text of the prayer identifies quack doctor as Doctor Botherem, a modern representative of the renowned Doctor Rock. Reveals medicines to be nothing more than sugar and gin. Shows little regret for "Accidents in the Exercise of our Calling" such as the demise of a patient before he could recommend the doctor's Anti-Gorgean Pills, therefore loss of business, loss of money is the real regret.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Woodward Del Bottom right below print: Rowlandson Date: (per Grego): July 30, 1801

Item 10103

Dr. Drainbarrel Conveyed Home in Order to Take His Trial for Neglect of Family Duty, 1810 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.1. Thomas Rowlandson, 1799-1814." 10103

Color photocopy: 11" x 15"

Description: Man rolls another man off in a wheelbarrow, with an angry woman shaking her fist at him. Appears to be holding the man's hat, wig, and walking stick. Other men in the background are smoking and carousing outside a pub establishment called "The Horns." Chickens are stirring and a dog barking and yelling around the man being carted off. Church on hill off to right of print. Sign on pub reads: "Real Yorkshire STINGO wines cordials"

Attributions: Tegg Caricatures No. 23

Bottom left on print: Price One Shilling Coloured Bottom right on print: Pubd November 30th 1810 by Tho. Tegg No 111 Cheapside Bottom right below print: Rowlandson, Del.

Item 10104

A Midwife Going to a Labour (Teggs Caricatures No. 55), 1811 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.1. Thomas Rowlandson, 1799-1814." 10104

Loose color print: 15 3/4" x 10 1/4"

Description:Very rotund woman with straw hat tilted down over face also has a mobcap on underneath and hood on top; very pronounced nose and mouth -- not feminine; hat's green ribbon flowing behind/above her; wears red cape with hood; carries lantern, jug, and gingham bag of supplies; platforms tiled to bottom of shows with red cloth; man behind her with stick, eyes closed; man next to her creeping beside, mouth open, looks distressed.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Rowlandson Del

Item 10105

The Anatomist, 1811 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.1. Thomas Rowlandson, 1799-1814." 10105

Loose color print: 16" x 10 1/4"

Description: Very vivid green, orange, pink, and blue colors. Man in blue frock coat takes out knife and saw from his brown bag. Mouth is open and he looks determined. Woman in pink gown is leaning on his shoulder with a look of alarm and her arm outstretched toward man reclining.

Attributions:

Bottom right on print: Price One Shilling Bottom right edge on print: Pubd March 12, 1811 by Thos Tegg No 111 Cheapside Bottom left below print: Rowlandson Del

Item 10106

Macassar Oil, An Oil Puff for Soft Hands, 1814 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.1. Thomas Rowlandson, 1799-1814." 10106

Loose color print: 14" x 9 3/4"

Description: Man pours oil from jug onto head of large-bellied bald man. Woman stands behind him looking at herself in mirror -- shocked expression on her face -- her hair is standing straight up. On ground, a red jester's hat that says "Fools cap." Above mirror, sign reads: "Wonderful Discovery...Carrotty or Grey Whiskers Changed to Black Brown or Blue." Bottle with label: "Wig Oil, One Guinea per Bottle." Sign above bottles: "Macassar Oil for the Growth of Hair is the finest invention ever known for increasing hair on bald Places. Its virtues are prominent for improving and beautifying the Hair of Ladies and Gentlemen. This invaluable Oil recommended on the basis of truth and experience is sold at One Guinea per Bottle by all the Perfumers and Medicine Vendors in the Kingdom."

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Rowlandson, Del. Date: (per Grego) May 15, 1814

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8 items.
Item 10201

Taking Physick, 1800 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10201

Matted color print: 10 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Description: Man stands by fireplace in red slippers and nightcap, drinking his medicine with a disgusted look on his face. Several bottles are on the mantel.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Published Feb 6 1800 by H. Humphrey 27 St. James's Street London

Item 10202

Metallic -- Tractors, 1801 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10202

Matted color print: 9 3/4" x 12"

Description: Doctor with ponytail sticking straight out horizontally is operating on man in chair with metal instruments. One he pokes in the man's eye area; the other he holds in his mouth. Brandy decanter, glass, steaming pitcher, bowl with tongs, pipe on table. Man being operated on is holding up clenched fists, has bulging eyes and looks distressed. His wig is falling off and his dog looks up at him. Picture on wall shows baby sitting on keg with glass in hand.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: J. Gillray inv & fert Bottom right below print: London Published Nov 11, 1801 by H. Humphrey 27 St James's Street Handwritten on print: "Dr. Perkins"

Item 10203

The Cow Pock, or the Wonderful Effects of the New Innoculation...Vide the Publications of y Anti-Vaccine Society, 1802 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10203

Color photocopy: 11" x 15"

Description: Doctor is vaccinating a group of people gathered in office. Another man is ladling cups out of a vat labeled "Opening mixture." Another short assistant holds a bucket labeled "vaccine pock hot front y cow" and has a booklet in his pocket "Benefits of the vaccine." Those already having received the shot have cows sprouting from the arms, legs, nose, mouth. A picture of a cow on a pedestal hangs on the wall.

Attributions:

Bottom center on print: J Gillray -- del & lf Bottom right below print: Pub June 12 1802 by H. Humphrey St. James's Street

Item 10204

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, 1804 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10204

Loose black and white etching: 16 1/2" x 21"

Description: Detailed etching of King George and Queen Charlotte watching an enactment of Gulliver's travels in his boat in a manmade "ocean in a box." King and Queen look on, absorbed in his actions. Boys to the side of image blow wind into the little boat's sails; ladies with elaborate feather headdress waving fans look on in amusement; soldiers with sword and spears stand guard behind royals. Text: Scene - Gulliver maneuvering with his little Boat in the Cistern "I often used to row for my own diversion, as well as that of the Queen and her Ladies, who thought themselves well entertained with my skill and agility. Sometimes I would put up my sail and shew my art, by steering starboard and larboard; However, my attempts produced nothing else beside a loud laughter, which all the respect due to his Majesty from those about him could not make them contain. This made me reflect, how vain an attempt it is for a man to endeavour to do himself honour among those who are out of all degree of equality or comparison with him!!! -- See, Voyage to Brobdingnag

Attributions:

Top left on print: Published Feb 10, 1804 by H. Humphrey St. James's Street, London Bottom center below caption: James Gillray (1757-1815) -- Caricature of King George III, Queen Charlotte, the Princesses and Napoleon 1804

Etching -- V&A Museum Prints and Drawings No 15449

Item 10205

Gentle Emetic, 1804 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10205

Matted color print: 10 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Description: Miserable looking man sits in chair with slippers and cap on. On table are teapot, bottle of medicine, glass, empty bowl. Another man holds his head at the back and the front and looks like he is sympathetic and waiting for the man to throw up in the bowl in front of him.

Attributions:

Bottom left of print: Published Jan 28 1804 by H. Humphrey St. James's Street

Item 10206

Breathing a Vein, 1804 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10206

Matted color print: 10 3/4" x 8 1/4"

Description: Man sits on stool, looking away as another man holds his arm and wraps it tight with a tourniquet. The arm bulges and blood streams out into a bowl. Man taking the blood looks at the patient with concentration and concern.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Published Jan 28 1804 by H. Humphrey St. James's Street London

Item 10207

Charming -- well again, 1804 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10207

Matted color print: 10 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Description: Man sits at table enjoying his dinner, chicken, gravy, potatoes. One empty plate, from which he has eaten and is setting his fork down. Drinking a small glass of red drink, perhaps wine or port. Man to his right looks happy (having cured him?) and is holding another plate.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Published Jan 28 1804 by H. Humphrey St. James's Street London

Item 10208

A Pinch of Cephalic, 1822 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.2. James Gillray, 1800-1822." 10208

Matted color print: 10 1/4" x 8"

Description: Rotund man sits in chair by fire, taking a pinch of snuff from a box. Has rather mean looking face, evil eyes. Dog looks frightened, sitting at his feet. Smoking pipe and steaming glass lie on table next to a decanter. Bust on mantel labeled "Morpheus." The portrait behind the man is of James Gillray, and was added to the etching by George Cruikshank as a tribute to his mentor. Text: Above print: "A Cure for Drowsiness...or..." Newspaper: "Parliamentary Notes"

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Etched by G Cruikshank from a sketch by the late Jas Gillray Bottom right below print: Pubd. Jan 25 1822 by G Humphrey 27 St. James's St. London

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3 items.
Item 10301

The Doctor and Unruly Patient, 1797 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.3. Isaac Cruikshank, 1797-1809, undated." 10301

Loose color print: 9 1/2" x 13"

Description: Very thin doctor dressed in bright red coat and frilly shirt with instruments protruding from pocket, holds cane between knees with tricorn hat hanging on top of cane, holding up both hands admonishing patient. Very obese patient with bright red cheeks and red cap refuses to follow directions, makes a joke at the doctor's expense. Speech balloon above doctor's head: "I declare you are as fat as a Porpoise - uh! - you would never have been so lusty as this if you had followed my Prescription!" Speech balloon above patient's head: "I fancy not! If I had followed that I should have broke my Nec, for I tossed it out of the window"

Attributions:

Bottom left on print just below cane: IC Bottom left below print: Pub by SW Fores 50 Sackville St Piccadilly, Dec 20 1797 Bottom right below print: "Folios of Caricatures Lent"

Item 10302

A Consultation of Doctors on the Case of Sr. Toby Bumper!!, [1809] #HC0007, Subseries: "1.3. Isaac Cruikshank, 1797-1809, undated." 10302

Color photocopy: 11" x 15"

Description: Four doctors, pink-cheeked and wearing wigs, sit around debating treatment if a disgruntled patient with very pink cheeks wearing a red nightcap in the bed beside them. Doctors: "We must throw in the Bark." "It is all brought on by Drinking." "What you say is very true." "We must abate the thirst and then cure the fever." Patient: "Aye, aye I hear you but I'll tell you how to save half the trouble, cure the fever & send me a nice cool tankard of Madeira and I'll abate the thirst myself."

Attributions:

Bottom right on print: pubd. By T. Tegg 111 Cheapside Bottom left below print: Woodward del Bottom right below print: Cruikshank I

Item 10303

The Physician, undated #HC0007, Subseries: "1.3. Isaac Cruikshank, 1797-1809, undated." 10303

Loose color print: 4 1/2" x 7"

Description: Man in canopy bed laughs at monkey with human face and red "kingly" hat that dances in front of him. Cane on floor, bedpan on stool by bed.

Attributions:

Directly beneath print: Designed and etched by IR Cruikshank

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1 item.
Item 10401

The Cholic, 1819 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.4. George Cruikshank, 1819." 10401

Matted color print: 8 1/2" x 11"

Description: Woman sitting on sofa wearing white cap with blue ribbon, seems to be screaming in pain, clutching her stomach while monkeys and demons hold a rope that is wrapped around her waist and pull it tighter and tighter. Other demons dance around on the rope, holding spears and tridents. Picture on wall shows woman holding bottle and drinking.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: G Cruikshank fec Bottom right below print: Pubd Feb 12 1819 by G Humphrey 27 St. James's Street

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1 item.

C. J. Grant (1813-1846) was an amateur caricaturist and wood engraver.

Item 10501

Frontispiece to the Doctor - The Lancet Medical Gazette, Gazette of Health &c, 1833 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.5. C. J. Grant, 1833." 10501

Color print - cartoons: 12 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Description: Page of collection of cartoons of various medical ailments, with humorous depictions, play on words.

Attributions:

Bottom under center of cartoons: London. Pubd. by J. Kendrick 54 Leicester Square July 25, 1833 CJ Grant Invent Del & Lith.

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1 item.
Item 10601

Swallowing a Pill...gup...gup...gup, 1827 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.6. M. Edgerton, 1827." 10601

Loose color print: 18" x 12 1/2"

Description: Thin man with large belly wears red robe and nightcap; has head tilted back with eyes toward the ceiling and grim expression. He is holding a glass, throwing water out of glass over left shoulder. Mantel is full of various sizes of bottles with different colored liquids in them. Candlestick by the bed, and what looks like black image of a scampering mouse under the bed. Mirror over fireplace looks broken.

Attributions:

Bottom left beneath print: Drawn by M E Esq. Center beneath print: Pub. Jan 8th 1827 by T. Gillard 40 Strand

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1 item.
Item 10701

Physic, 1825 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.7. Henry Heath, 1825." 10701

Loose color print: 13" x 9 1/2"

Description: Apothecary shop filled with bottles and jugs of all types. Owner hands visitor a blue bottle with paper tag. Male customer very thin with pointy nose, black hat, white and red cloths under hat; walking with cane. Slipper-like shoes and striped pants under blue coat. Young boy stirs large mortar and pestle to side.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: HH Bottom right below print: Pubd Oct 14 1825 by W. Cole 10 Newgate St.

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1 item.
Item 10801

Two O'Clock in the Morning, circa 1830 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.8. Henry Pyall, circa 1830." 10801

Loose color print: 15" x 10 3/4"

Description: Man in nightcap leans out window hearing noise of being aroused from sleep from someone out on the street. He is at the window of his apothecary shop, and there is a plaque on the wall and mortar and pestle symbol. Cats run across the sill, knocking down potted plants. Plaque on wall reads: "Hand in Hand Assurance" and shows two hands clasped together. Sign across shop: "Cawdle, Accoucheur, & Apothecary, NB Bleeding, Cupping, Tooth Drawing, &c &c." Caption below print: "Two O'Clock in the Morning. Rat...Tat...Tat! Tingle...Tingle...Tingle!! Who are you? (Damn the Cats!)...what d'ye want Young Woman, Hey?...Oh...Sir...Master begs you'll step over dir...rectly as Missas, ...if you please Sir, is taken very bad in ...a..a..a...!!!"

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Ego Del. Center beneath print: Published by Thos. McLean. 26 Haymarket. Bottom right below print: H. Pyall Sculpt.

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1 item.
Item 10901

The Compliments of the Season, Kibe Heels & Chilblains, circa 1780 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.9. Henry William Bunbury, circa 1780." 10901

Color print: 11 1/2" x 9"

Description: Man sits with foot up on stool, sock off, applying some medicine from jar. Has rather sinister smile on face. Woman in yellow dress by fire with black spectacles, applies some hot application from pot over fire to a man's heel. Man is looking up, seemingly in pain. Cat crouches in front of hearth.

Attributions: Print might in the style of Bunbury but not by Bunbury.

Bottom left below print: W H B invt.

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1 item.
Item 11001

Children Playing at Doctors, 1863 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.10. Frederick Daniel Hardy, 1863." 11001

Color print: 19 1/2" x 25"

Description: Six children are playing inside while two adults stand outside. Two of the children are pounding bread in a mortar and pestle to make tablets. Another child has climbed onto a chair and is pouring a measure of liquid into a glass to administer to the "patient."

Attributions: Print might in the style of Hardy but not by Hardy. The colors in this print differ from the original attributed to Hardy.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.11. Publisher Attribution Only, circa 1760-circa 1830

4 items.

Item 11101

The Rapacious Quack, circa 1760 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.11. Publisher Attribution Only, circa 1760-circa 1830" 11101

Loose color print: 8" x 10 1/2"

Description: Doctor is leaving home of woman whose pale husband is sick in bed, with his eyes to heaven and hand reaching up. Table with medicines at bedside. Doctor seems to be telling wife of her fault. Doctor has large slab of bacon under his arm. Woman looks unhappy and helpless. Child at her knee looks up at her with arms outstretched. Elaborate coach, doorman, and coachman await the doctor outside. Text: Below print: "The Rapacious Quack quite vext to find / His Patient Poor and so forsaken / A thought soon sprung up in his mind / To take away a piece of Bacon."

Attributions:

Across bottom of print: Printed for & Sold by Carrington Bowles at No 69 in St Paul's Church Yard London Bottom left: 487 Bottom center: Published as the act directs

Item 11102

Intemperance & Ridicule, circa 1810 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.11. Publisher Attribution Only, circa 1760-circa 1830" 11102

Loose color print: 8" x 10 1/2"

Description: Man in titled wig and blue frock coat with tongue hanging out of mouth sideways and sly look holds ponytail of another man's wig while the other man in tan, yellowish coat matching his yellow face throws up into a bowl.

Attributions:

Center beneath title: Pub. June 4, 1810 by Edvd. Orme London

Item 11103

The Physicians Friend - 349, circa 1815 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.11. Publisher Attribution Only, circa 1760-circa 1830" 11103

Loose color print: 10 1/2" x 16"

Description: Cook with red hat and pointy nose and chin shakes hands with physician. Flaming and steaming pots on the stove behind. Two maids work at the table beside. One holds animal on spit. Caption: "Some mans wit / Found th'art of cook'ry to delight his sense. / More bodies are consum'd and kill'd with it. / Than with the sword, famine, or pestilence. / Davis" Cook: "Ah Mister Docteur, how you do Sare! You see I make de frigasse; de ragoo, and de Kickshaw!!" Doctor: Yes, my good friend. I see you are hard at it, and I never can quit the house of my rich patients without shaking hands with the cook. I owe you much, for you confer great favours on me, your skill in kickshaws and the ingenious art of poisoning enables us medical men to ride in our carriages, without your assistance we should all go on foot and be slared!" Maid: "I say Bet let's kick him for a fee!!" Note: Artist might be Charles Williams (active 1797-1830).

Attributions:

Bottom right below print: Pubd by T. Tegg III Cheapside London

Item 11104

Bless Me What a Bump!!!, Phrenology No. 1 - Sketches of Science, circa 1830 #HC0007, Subseries: "1.11. Publisher Attribution Only, circa 1760-circa 1830" 11104

Black & print: 15" x 10 1/4"

Description: Woman in blue dress with hoop skirt, white frilly cap, yellow ribbons feels head of man in red and green uniform with epaulets. Man has mouth open, looks surprised, perhaps uncertain. Head on table shows sections of skull labeled for phrenologist.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: drawing of man with cane - Esq DM Bottom right below print: Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket "where political and other caricatures are daily publishing."

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Vanity Fair, 1872-1908

11 items.

Vanity Fair was founded as a society magazine in 1868 by editor Thomas Gibson Bowles (1842-1922). It ran for fifty years until 1914. Vanity Fair was subtitled "a weekly show of political, social, and literary wares." The audience for the magazine was "the smart set, those in the know."

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908.

7 items.
Item 20101

Surgery (Sir James Paget), 1876 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20101

Color lithograph: 15" x 10 3/8"

Description: Portrait of Sir James Paget, tall, thin, in robe with academic hood, leaning over as if to examine something with glasses in hand. Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Top of print: Vanity Fair - February 12, 1876 Top right of print: Stamp with hand inside shield Bottom left below print: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith On print: "SPY" in diagonal letters

Item 20102

Men of the Day -- No. CXXI, 1876 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20102

Black and white print: 15 1/8" x 10 3/8"

Description: Biography of Sir James Paget.

Item 20103

Philosophical Pathology (Dr. Samuel Wilks), 1892 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20103

Color lithograph: 15 1/8" x 10"

Description: Portrait of Dr. Samuel Wilks in pinstripe pants, waistcoat and jacket. White hair, beard, and mustache, holding wire-rimmed glasses. No biographical text included.

Attributions:

Top of print: Vanity Fair - October 1, 1892 Bottom left below print: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith On print: "SPY" in diagonal letters

Item 20104

Cellular Pathology (Rudolf Virchow), 1893 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20104

Color lithograph: 15 1/8" x 10 1/2"

Description: Portrait of Rudolf Virchow in suit and coat with hands folded in front. Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Top of print: Vanity Fair - May 25, 1893 Bottom left below print: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith On print: "SPY" in diagonal letters

Item 20105

Men of the Day Series -- No. 564, 1893 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20105

Black and white print: 15 1/8" x 10 1/2"

Description: Biography of Virchow as "father of modern pathology."

Item 20106

Below the Mark (Mark Twain), 1908 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20106

Color lithograph: 15" x 10 1/8"

Description: Portrait of Mark Twain in his customary white suit, white hair and mustache, glasses, smoking a pipe, well-polished shoes. Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Top of print: Vanity Fair - Supplement Bottom left below print: Hentschel - Colourtype, London On print: "SPY" in diagonal letters

Item 20107

Men of the Day -- No. 1117, 1908 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.1. Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy"), 1876-1908." 20107

Black and white print: 15 1/8" x 10 1/2"

Description: Biography of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens).

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2 items.
Item 20201

Statesmen, No. 118: Anything to beat Grant, 1872 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.2. Thomas Nast, 1872." 20201

Color lithograph: 14" x 9"

Description: Portrait of Horace Greeley with newspapers in hand and pockets bulging with additional paper. Pigeon toed, and slumped with large belly, beard under his chin like a ruff, glasses, hat tipped back, long hair, worn black boots. Text on newspaper he is holding ( he New York Tribune): "Notice this is not an organ"..."You lie you Vil"..."H. Greeley"..."What I know about journalism." Text on papers in pocket: "What I know." Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Top of print: Vanity Fair - July 20, 1872 Bottom left of print: No. 118

Item 20202

Statesmen, No. 118: Mr. Horace Greeley, Candidate for President of the United States, 1872 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.2. Thomas Nast, 1872." 20202

Black and white print: 14" x 9"

Description: Very negative description of Horace Greeley.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Theobald Chartran, 1887.

2 items.
Item 20301

Hydrophobia (Louis Pasteur), 1887 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.3. Theobald Chartran, 1887." 20301

Color lithograph: 15" x 10 1/2"

Description: Portrait of Louis Pasteur, holding two white rabbits. In coat with tie and fez-like cap, white beard, wearing glasses. Cage in background. Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Top of print: Vanity Fair - January 8, 1887 Bottom left below print: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith On print: Large "T" signature between two dots

Item 20302

Men of the Day. No. 372, 1887 #HC0007, Subseries: "2.3. Theobald Chartran, 1887." 20302

Black and white print: 15" x 10 3/8"

Description: Biography of Louis Pasteur.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. French Caricature, 1818-1890, undated

7 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. [Aaron Martinet], 1818.

1 item.
Item 30101

Le Gros Lot ou Les Etrennes imprevues, 1818 #HC0007, Subseries: "3.1. [Aaron Martinet], 1818." 30101

Matted color print: 9 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Description: Man smoking pipe, dressed in bright yellow flowing pants, red sash, blue coat, and hat with red ribbon, flowers, opens door to visit woman. Next door another man stands with instruments in his hand next to posting for consultations for curing syphilis without mercury. Text: Posted on wall: "Rob anti-syphil / Sans Mercure / Somnette du Medecin" Next door: numbers on wall.

Attributions:

Written on print: "Gravure Marinet"

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Pierre Langlume, 1823.

1 item.
Item 30201

Le ver solitaire, 1823 #HC0007, Subseries: "3.2. Pierre Langlume, 1823." 30201

Matted color print: 9 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Description: Very pale man in center on chair, grasps stomach, surrounded by young boy and girl and woman. Counters on either side, with man making a measurement and a woman opposite consulting a book. Man seems to measure a tapeworm coming out of him and into a jar labeled "Espirit Vin." Cord wraps around counter and around and underneath man sitting on chair. Text: Elaborate drapes above heads in red and red/yellow stripes, with banner reading "Marchandises D'Occasion Prix Fixe."

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Ambroise Tardieu, editeur r. du Battoir no. 12

Bottom right below print: Lith de Langlume c de l'Abbaye no. 4

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Albert Chereau, undated.

4 items.

These items appear to be taken from Les Grands Inventeurs anciens et modernes.

Item 30301

Ambroise Pare, undated #HC0007, Subseries: "3.3. Albert Chereau, undated." 30301

Loose color print: 9 1/8" x 12 3/8"

Description: Man in robe with gold medal at center of print apparently demonstrating surgery to group of onlookers. Man on bench with leg cut off above knee, wide awake. Assistant kneeling down to get instruments out of box. Another man in foreground apparently fainted. Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Magnin & Blanchard, Edit

Bottom center below print: Imp Godard Paris

Bottom right below print: Albert Chereau dess

Item 30302

Ambroise Pare, undated #HC0007, Subseries: "3.3. Albert Chereau, undated." 30302

Black and white print: 9 1/8" x 12 3/8"

Description: Biography of Ambroise Pare.

Item 30303

Jenner, undated #HC0007, Subseries: "3.3. Albert Chereau, undated." 30303

Loose color print: 9 1/8" x 12 3/8"

Description: Jenner stands at center holding the arm of a young boy and an instrument in his other hand, seemingly demonstrating the vaccination technique. To the left is a farmer with his cow and a woman looking on with a young child in her arms. Includes biographical text.

Attributions:

Bottom left below print: Magnin & Blanchard, Edit

Bottom center below print: Imp Godard Paris

Bottom right below print: Albert Chereau dess

Item 30304

Edouard Jenner, undated #HC0007, Subseries: "3.3. Albert Chereau, undated." 30304

Black and white print: 9 1/8" x 12 3/8"

Description:Test describing Jenner's development of vaccine.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Edouard Bisson, 1890.

1 item.
Item 30401

La Lithotritie - Apres l'Operation, 1890 #HC0007, Subseries: "3.4. Edouard Bisson, 1890." 30401

Loose black and white Heliogravure: 16 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Description: Featuring: Dr. Pierre Carl Edouard Potain, Dr. J. Guyot, Dr. Jean Casmir Felix Guyon, and Dr. Paul Segond. Doctors circled around bed; patient leaning up on one elbow; Dr. Guyon holding specimen; Dr. Potain sitting in chair with hand on patient's hand; bucket filled with bottles in foreground.

Attributions:

Signature on print at bottom left: Edouard Bisson

Signature on right directly beneath print: Print Par Edouard Bisson - Salon de 1890 Notation bottom left: Pierre Petit Phot. Notation bottom right: Helig Dujardin

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Dutch Caricature, after 1634

1 item.

Item 40101

Touch, surgeon operating a man's leg (from The Five Senses series), after 1634 #HC0007, Series: "4. Dutch Caricature, after 1634" 40101

Black & print: 18" x 12 1/2"

Description: A physician's surgery with the doctor kneeling in foreground as he operates on the leg of the male figure, which is propped up on makeshift box on top of towel; examiner has pouch of instruments slung over shoulder; injured man looks disturbed, frightened, in pain, leaning away; observer looks anxious with hands clasped together; dog also stands close by observing; turtle in foreground. Very detailed engraving; strong contrast of light and shadow. From a series of five plates.

Attributions:

Signature on print: JV Vliet fec - Clemendt de Ionghe excud. Note: Sources suggest that this work was done in the style of Jan van Vliet (c.1600/1610 - 1668?), but not necessarily by Jan van Vliet.

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