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‘A Medical Consultation’, 1835

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Mounted coloured lithograph, entitled ‘A MEDICAL CONSULTATION’, designed and lithographed by Henry Heath, published by I.B. Brookes and printed by Lefevre & Kohler around 1835.

This print is satirising colloquial speech. It shows a uniformed footman lounging in a chair in front of a druggist’s counter, on which there are three large bottles. Behind the counter the aproned assistant is at work using a pestle and mortar.

Their conversation is as follows: “Are you going to Hepsom Sam?”, “Yes, if I can get an Orse”.