The Battle of the Cataplasm
H.W. Bunbury Invt..
|Main Creator:||Bretherton, James, fl. 1770-1781 engraver.|
Dr. Slop and Susannah exchanging abuse. Susannah stands beside a cradle holding the baby Tristam who has a plaster across his nose. Susannah holds a lighted candle in her right hand and with her left hand holds her nose, looking at the doctor with anger. Her mouth is wide open. Dr. Slop stands to her left scowling with the cataplasm in a ladle in his left hand. He threatens Susannah with his right fist. His wig is on fire and his hat lies on the floor at his feet. Obadiah is hurrying towards the doctor with a basin in his left hand and a chamber-pot in his right hand. Beside the cradle a grandfather clock points to 6 o'clock.
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[London] : [J. Bretherton, No. 134 New Bond Street], [3rd February, 1773].
Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum ;
v. 5, no. 5216.
One of a series of illustrations to "Tristam Shandy".
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; image 10.7 x 16.9 cm., pasted on sheet 27.2 x 21.7 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum, v. 5, no. 5216.
Attributed to James Bretherton, (fl. 1770-1781), after an original drawing by Henry William Bunbury, (1750-1811).