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‘Devils at Home – Breathing a Vein’, c1800

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Mounted etching entitled ‘Devils at Home – Breathing a Vein’, designed, etched and published by anon. Undated.

This caricature depicts five naked, cloven-hoofed devils. Three of the devils watch anxiously as a larger, tusked and bearded devil, bleeds a vein of the fourth devil lying between them. An open lancet lies on the ground beside the bearded devil.